Thank you to everyone who followed along with our virtual celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). MCD is committed to continuing this conversation. We provide training, technical assistance and work with our partners to develop public policy that upholds this landmark civil rights law.
The Minnesota Council on Disability reflects on the Keep Moving Forward participants that joined us at the State Fair in 2018: Master Hinkle, Mark Braun, Sherry Bartholomew and Christine Morgan. We also introduce the newest participants: Adonia Kyle, Jeff Bangsberg, Darlene Zangara, Ken Rodgers, Sam Jasmine, and Sharon Van Winkel.
Thanks to the ADA, people with disabilities can live in the communities and homes they choose, with access to the care they need.
Thanks to the ADA, people with disabilities are ensured independence and mobility, through the use of service animals.
If it wasn’t for disability parking a portion of the disability community would not be able to leave their house to buy food and participate in many other aspects of our society. It is not a convenience to have disability parking; it is a necessity and a civil right that was afforded to people with disabilities only 30 years ago.
Thanks to the ADA, people with disabilities are able to enjoy access to buildings and places that were previously inaccessible to them, improving their quality of life and levels of independence.