Monday, July 26, 2010

Power to the People


Today is the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a piece of legislation that ensures the rights of people with disabilities by establishing a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against people with disabilities. The ADA has expanded opportunities for Americans with disabilities by reducing barriers and changing perceptions, increasing full participation in community life.

On the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, I celebrate and recognize the progress that has been made by reaffirming the principles of equality and inclusion and recommitting my efforts to educate and advocate for these principles.

1 comment:

Q Smith said...

Didn't get a whole lot of media reporting but I am glad to know that it's been 20 years. It used to be very hard for people with disabilities. Thanks for posting!