button, Sign 504, Handicapped Human Rights, ACCD

Description (Brief)
Pin-back buttons serve many purposes. They are efficient advertising vehicles, handy for fund-raising in support of a cause, concise statements of a person’s beliefs, a form of educational outreach, and convenient ice-breakers for conversation. NMAH has several hundred pin-back buttons related to disability, including this one created by ACCD, the American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities. Before the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 provided the core of legal protection for most people with disabilities. Disability activists organized protests and sit-ins to pressure the government into signing the regulations needed to implement the law. Joseph A. Califano, Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare signed the regulations in 1977.
Currently not on view
Object Name
disability awareness
date made
N. G. Slater Corp.
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 1/4 in x 3 in; .635 cm x 7.62 cm
overall: 3 in x 3 in x 5/16 in; 7.62 cm x 7.62 cm x .79375 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Health & Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Carr Massi

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