The Bay Area has always nurtured a diverse and broad disability community. From the growth of the Independent Living Movement to the Section 504 occupation of the Federal Building in 1977, local people were Changemakers in the work for disability civil rights and access. Discover some of those people in this exhibition of portraits and find out what newer generations of local disability Changemakers are doing now.
We invited Bay Area people to nominate individuals with disabilities who have made a personal impact. Nearly 100 submissions nominated over 50 people and this exhibition features all of them! Explore their work, their diversity, their creativity and their images, and find out how people with disabilities are making the world better for all of us.
Nearly all of the portraits were commissioned from, or created by, a disabled artist. Participating Programs for Artists with Disabilities: Artful Steps, ArtReach, Creativity Explored, NIAD, and the Pomeroy Rehabilitation Center.