ADA: Celebrate 26 Years on the 26th! (Part 1)

July 26th marks the 26th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the historic civil rights law that prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.  Based upon other civil rights legislation, the ADA provides protections to individuals with disabilities regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion to ensure that they have the same opportunities to participate fully in public life.  In previous blog posts, we have discussed what the ADA is and the various titles under the ADA and taken a look of the ADA over the past 25 years and into the futureThe National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) has been at the forefront of research related to two important areas of the ADA—Employment and Public Accommodations (i.e., universal design).

Over 30 years, NIDILRR has funded nearly 500 projects related to employment.  There are currently 73 NIDILRR-funded projects related to employment. Here’s a small sample of these projects and the wealth of resources they produce:

These projects, among others, offer a wealth of resources for both job seekers, hiring managers, vocational rehabilitation counselors, and policy makers. Explore the NIDILRR Program Database to learn more about the grantee community.

Up next…Part 2: accessibility and universal design!

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Media Specialist for the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) through Administration for Community Living (ACL) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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One Response to ADA: Celebrate 26 Years on the 26th! (Part 1)

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