Museum of disABILITY Launches New and Improved Website
Grant from B. Thomas Golisano Foundation Provides Funding for Website Enhancements
The Museum of disABILITY History, a project of People Inc., is pleased to announce the launch of its newly re-designed website at www.museumofdisability.org. The development of the new website was made possible by the generous support of the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation through a $10,000 grant.
The new website features visitor information and news, virtual exhibits and extensive educational resources relating to disABILITY History. In addition to being able to search the Museum’s entire collection through its online catalog, visitors will also have the ability to shop the Museum’s online store, become a member or make a donation to support the Museum’s programs and exhibits. Additionally, information about permanent and traveling exhibits and classroom lesson plans for elementary and high schools are included on the website.
The Museum of disABILITY History created a geographic-neutral website to be a vehicle for preserving and promoting the history of the disability field across the world. The Museum of disABILITY History acts as a gateway to the under-documented history of people with disabling conditions and as an educational platform from which the future of an accepting society can be seen. The target audience for the website includes: educators, college professors, social workers, human service and mental health professionals, researchers, historians, students and families and people affected by disabilities.
The B. Golisano Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the nation devoted exclusively to supporting programs for people with developmental disabilities so that they may achieve their maximum potentials by integrating independence, self-determination, and productivity into all facets of their lives. In addition to providing funding, the B. Golisano Foundation is dedicated to serving as a proactive partner with providers, organizations, and the community to enable those with disabilities to more fully participate in the life of the community and create an environment of dignity and care for disabled individuals and their families.
The Museum of disABILITY History website design was made by Travers Collins and development was performed by Zephora, with hosting by Command Solutions.
The Museum of disABILITY History, a project of People Inc., is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and display of artifacts relating to the history of people with disabilities. The mission is to tell the story of the lives, triumphs, and struggles of people with disabilities as well as society’s reactions. The Museum of disABILITY History offers educational exhibits, programs and activities that expand community awareness.