As the ADA turns 25...
On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, marking an important step forward for individuals with disabilities and their families. The legislation elevated the importance of equal access for children and adults with disabilities and engaged the country in a conversation about the inherent rights every person has, regardless of ability. The ADA changed the landscape for people with disabilities—it is the primary reason we have accessible parking spaces and building entrances and why those of us with limited mobility can navigate school campuses and access and enjoy public libraries, retail stores, movie theaters and doctors' offices.
As the ADA turns 25, we come together to celebrate the accomplishments of this legislation while maintaining our focus on continued, collective efforts to protect and enhance the rights of our disability community, where there is still much work to be done.
For more information on the ADA, visit: http://www.ada.gov/