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Museum of disABILITY History Receives Grants from WNYLRC

BUFFALO, N.Y., January 14, 2008: The Museum of disABILITY History is pleased to announce that they recently received two grants totaling $4,500 from the Western New York Library Resources Council.

The grants will allow the Museum to complete the cataloging of approximately 200 unique publications and to purchase software to permit the Museum's library catalog records to available to a nationwide audience.

"We are so grateful to WNYLRC for their generosity and support," stated Theresa Fraser, Assistant Museum Director. "Once the conversion is completed, our new catalog will allow for greater accessibility to our growing library collection - we are very excited to share our collection with the public!"

The Museum of disABILITY History is dedicated to advancing the understanding, acceptance, and independence of people with disabilities. The Museum's exhibits, collections, archives, and educational programs preserve and document the history of people with disabling conditions and serve to create awareness and a platform for dialogue and discovery.

The Museum of disABILITY History is a project of People Inc. and is chartered by the New York State Department of Education Board of Regents. People Inc. exists to enable individuals in Western New York with disabling conditions to function in an accepting society, and to decrease the incidence of disabilities.

The Western New York Library Resources Council, a not-for-profit consortium of libraries and library systems, is dedicated to enhancing access to information, encouraging resource sharing, and promoting library interests for its members that serve the people of Western New York.

For further information, please contact the Museum of disABILITY History at 716.629.3626 or visit our website at

Western New York 1219 North Forest Road | P.O. Box 9033 | Williamsville, New York 14231 | Phone: 716.817.7400 | Toll Free NY 1.888.7PEOPLE | Fax: 716.634.3889

Rochester 1860 Buffalo Road | Rochester, NY 14624 | Phone 585.441.9300 | Fax 585.441.9398

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