Tag Archives: Americans with Disabilities Act

Thanks for the Memories #ADA29; Hello #ADA30!

Today marks the end of a month of celebrating the 29th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Across the country, people came together to recognize the event and to celebrate the progress we’ve made in … Continue reading

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¡Gracias por los recuerdos #ADA29; Hola #ADA30!

Hoy se cumple el fin de un mes de celebración del 29 aniversario de la firma de la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA, por sus siglas en inglés). En todo el país, las personas se unieron para reconocer el … Continue reading

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Director Mark Odum Reflects on the ADA at 29: Still Changing Lives

Twenty-nine years ago this month, I sat on the White House lawn watching history in the making. George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), that launched a new era in the civil rights of people with disabilities. … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for April 2019

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: I have been recently diagnosed with a disability. I work part time and go to school part time and … Continue reading

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What are physical barriers?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), physical barriers are “structural obstacles in natural or manmade environments that prevent or block mobility (moving around in the environment) or access” for people with disabilities. These barriers can affect … Continue reading

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How Will You Celebrate the ADA?

This month will mark the 27th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights legislation has changed lives and formed the basis for similar legislation in countries around the world. We’ve shared personal … Continue reading

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Remembering Olmstead: 17 Years of Community Participation and Independence for People with Disabilities

Seventeen years ago, on June 22nd, 1999, the US Supreme Court ruled in Olmstead v. L.C. that the unjustified institutional isolation of people with disabilities is a form of unlawful discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  What is … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Accessibility: Woman in wheelchair who fought for Disabilities Act can’t use tour bus (The Washington Post) Even before she arrives in the nation’s capital this weekend to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Department of Justice Releases New Publication on FAQs about Service Animals and the ADA

The U.S. Department of Justice receives many questions on how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to service animals. Many people with disabilities use a service animal to participate in everyday life. Service animals (i.e., most notably dogs) can … Continue reading

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What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that was signed into being in 1990. But what does it do? At its simplest, the ADA makes sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities … Continue reading

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