ADA

The history of the Americans with Disabilities Act is powerful and complex, its road paved with remarkable perseverance and passion. From its earliest flicker shortly after the passage of the Civil Rights Act to the point where it finally ignited almost thirty years later, the story of the ADA is amply documented. Through the alliances and dedicated engagement of the disability community and its advocates, policies and laws continue to be introduced (and passed) that make life in the United States more equitable for all Americans. This collection of resources outlines the momentous journey and turning points — both nationally and locally — of this singularly important legislation that impacts millions of Americans’ everyday lives, every day.

Americans With Disabilites Act signing

Photo credit: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Videos:

“The ADA at 25: Disability Rights in Minnesota” by tpt (Expanded Audio Description)

The Disability Community, in partnership with tpt and MSCOD, proudly present “The ADA at 25: Disability Rights in Minnesota,” produced by tpt.

Employment Dialogue

Highlights from the Employment Dialogue October 24, 2015.

ADA: The Next 25 Years

All Minnesotans benefited from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted 25 years ago. Celebrate the progress and the remaining challenges. Produced with the Minnesota State Council on Disability (MSCOD).

“Celebrate 25 Years of the ADA” by tpt’s David Gillette (Expanded Audio Description)

The Disability Community, in partnership with tpt and MSCOD, proudly present “Celebrate 25 Years of the ADA,” created by tpt journalist, David Gillette. Mr. Gillette creates a short, engaging video to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the passage of the ADA into law. We trust this whiteboard video essay offers a fun way to explore an overview of the ADA’s impact on the everyday lives of people with disabilities and the obstacles they face in the workplace.