Today we celebrate the 29th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which protects people with disabilities from discrimination, allowing them to fully participate in society. Accessibility Specialist Margot Imdieke Cross reflects on life before the ADA.
Join us for the 29th Anniversary of the ADA! Our celebration will feature special guests and a panel discussion of how the ADA can ensure everyone leads full lives, rich with dignity and joy, and free from discrimination. Registration is not required to attend the event.
A coalition of disability organizations and state agencies, in partnership with the Science Museum of Minnesota, is organizing a celebration to recognize the 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Three of the state’s leading disability advocacy organizations are joining forces to conduct a hands-on workshop to equip people with disabilities, advocates, and family members with tools, guidance, and a greater understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The workshop will help participants develop effective ways to address building access and compliance issues.
“The House of Representatives passed H.R. 620….The final version of H.R. 620 would give businesses up to four months to respond to an ADA violation complaint and start making ‘substantial progress’ toward removing barriers to access. The bill does not contain a definition of ‘substantial progress.'”
Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed the ADA Education and Reform Act (HR 620) by a 225-192 vote. We are extremely disappointed and downright angry to see this blatant attack on the civil rights of people with disabilities to access places of public accommodation and now look to our allies in the Senate to prevent a companion bill from passing.