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.
The ADA was passed July 26, 1990 with the intention of making the built environment more accessible over time. Minnesota’s Accessibility Code and Building Code are very specific as to how our built environment should be constructed for safety and accessibility.
Governor Tim Walz announced appointments to the Council on Disability. Each Council member is an expert in his or her field; and either has a disability, has a family member with a disability, or works with people with disabilities.
We celebrate the birthday of Helen Keller, a person with disabilities who became an educator, a leading humanitarian, and a co-founder of the ACLU.
On the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Olmstead Decision, the Minnesota Council on Disability celebrates the progress made in civil rights for people with disabilities. We honor the plaintiffs of Olmstead v. LC, Louis Curtis and Elaine Wilson, who had mental health disabilities and demanded equality under the law and the freedom to choose.
In Minnesota over the last five years, there has been a surge in lawsuits around the state that target businesses for not meeting Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. The Minnesota Council on Disability (MCD) has dedicated staff and resources to aid business owners in their efforts to meet ADA obligations.