MN State Council on Disability has been nominated for two Upper Midwest Emmy® Awards for their partnership with TpT producing the The ADA at 25: Disability Rights in MN the history of the land mark civil rights legislation called the Americans with Disabilities Act. Over 1100 entries were received! The two categories are Interviews/Discussion and Historical.
The event will be on Saturday October 29th, 2016 at the Radisson Blu Hotel @ Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. It’s an evening of fun, festivities, and a celebration of excellence in media!
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.
The ADA at 25: Disability Rights in Minnesota
Published on Jul 29, 2015.
The Disability Community, in partnership with TpT and MSCOD, proudly present “The ADA at 25: Disability Rights in Minnesota,” produced by TpT. This is a people’s story of a grass roots movement that led to one of the major pieces of civil rights legislation in US history. Issues that motivated this effort were driven by stigma, employment and accessibility – issues that are still significant today. This program shows viewers what is possible so they can overcome their own stereotypes, that jobs and accessibility are not only governed by laws but by public perception.
ADA: The Next 25 Years
Published on Oct 30, 2015
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) watch The ADA at 25: Disability Rights in Minnesota on YouTube.
MSCOD was established in 1973 by the state legislature, the Minnesota State Council on Disability (MSCOD) was created to advise the governor, state agencies, state legislature, and the public on disability issues. Our mission is to advocate for policies and programs in the public and private sectors that advance the rights of Minnesotans with disabilities.