WV Annual Disability History Essay Contest
All entries must include the completed entry form and must comply with all contest rules. While federal law prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities we still face barriers every day. Check your community - search, watch, listen - for barriers such as: physical barriers (no ramps, no curb cuts), communication barriers (no Braille signage, no sign language interpreter), and attitudinal barriers (avoiding, not looking in the eyes of, or not talking directly to people with disabilities). Interview people with disabilities (including hidden disabilities like learning disabilities, depression, anxiety, epilepsy, diabetes, etc.) about the improvements made and the barriers that still exist. The essay topic this year is:
The year I spent in Joe Arpaio’s tent jail was hell
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