The Harkin Institute is committed to providing valuable nonpartisan resources, including research, white papers, infographics and other materials that help explain the policies and legislation Senator Tom Harkin worked hard to implement throughout his career and to further our understanding of policy issues to which Sen. Harkin dedicated his career.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1975 improved accessibility to education for students with disabilities. This act granted students the right to free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment. Since its passage, the performance of students with disabilities has improved greatly in almost every aspect of education.
Television Decoder Circuitry Act
The Television Decoder Circuitry Act of 1990 made television more accessible to individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. This infographic series shows the progress television and the TDCA has undergone over the years.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Often referred to as “The Emancipation of the Disabled,” the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is one of Senator Tom Harkin’s most well-known pieces of legislation. This series of infographics provides general facts about the ADA and explains in detail the bill’s five major titles.
Employment for People With Disabilities
Senator Tom Harkin has made expanding the rights of people with disabilities his life’s work. This infographic series provides a quick glance into the employment of people with disabilities globally.