Handicapping America, written by Frank Bowe, was published.1 It was regarded as monumental in the sphere of disability activism in North America. Bowe’s book highlighted how society’s attitudes on disability can become the most difficult and inflexible barriers to break down in the fight for inclusion.2 He also noted that the prevalent “Hire the Handicapped” campaign did not seem to result in the desired change in the workforce, as the rate of people with disabilities being hired did not raise substantially.3
1. Justin Galer, “Employers, Disabled Workers, and the War on Attitudes in Late Twentieth-Century Canada,” in Disabling Barriers: Social Movements, Disability History, and the Law eds. Ravi Malhotra and Benjamin Isitt (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2017), 31.