The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications. The ADA is divided into five titles (or sections) that relate to different areas of public life.
Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with the ADA National Network! We are asking everyone to share a moment in their lives when they were thankful for the ADA.
On a social media platform of your choosing use #ThanksToTheADA to share what the ADA means to you. This will look different for everyone, so have fun and be creative! Share any media of your choosing, (video, picture, written word, or other) and include #ThanksToTheADA.