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The NNLM Reading Club Recognizes the Americans with Disabilities Act

Posted by on July 3rd, 2019 Posted in: All of Us, Consumer Health, NNLM Reading Club, Outreach, Public Libraries


Image of three book covers: Switched On, Every Note Played, and Tough as They ComeOn July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services.

The act paved the way for increased intersection in society for people with disabilities and fostered access to places and services, which improved the quality of life for all of us.

Celebrate this anniversary by selecting one of the NNLM Reading Club books for your library. Download discussion questions, promotional materials, and corresponding health information, or apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book kit. To learn how, visit https://nnlm.gov/all-of-us/nnlm-reading-club-selection-guide/disability-health.

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Image of the author ABOUT Darlene Kaskie
Darlene Kaskie, MLS, is a Community Engagement Coordinator for Region 6 of the Network of the National Library of Medicine. She connects libraries to community health partners and provides training and funding to help communities access quality health information. She has her Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) from the Medical Library Association. When she is not advocating for health literacy, she is scoring colleges for her high school senior.

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