ACCESS: The Guide to a Better Life for Disabled Americans by Lilly Bruck

ACCESS: The Guide to a Better Life for Disabled Americans

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KIRKUS REVIEW

American Sign Language is the third most used language in the U.S., Braillegrams are available from Western Union, mail order catalogues are a boon to the housebound, and Japan now has a clothing boutique for the disabled. Improving access for disabled Americans and protecting their rights as consumers are both considered in detail in Bruck's strongly encouraging, large-print book. it provides titles of relevant books, pamphlets, and magazines: indicates the increasingly activist work of particular organizations; describes recent laws and new technological aids; and takes note of some widespread attitudes and policies that could be easily adjusted: except during telethons, the disabled are as invisible on TV as blacks were in the past. Why can't a kid in a wheelchair eat breakfast cereal or sip soft drinks? An invaluable guide for the disabled, just as valid for general readers.

Pub Date: May 31st, 1978
Publisher: Random House