It is hard to believe it has been 25 years
since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This nation has
come a long way since the passing of this historic civil rights act. Before the
ADA, I heard stories of individuals who had to crawl on their hands and knees to
go up a flight of stairs at a school or a court house, who couldn’t ride a bus
because there wasn’t a lift and individuals couldn’t attend a baseball game with
their own family due to inaccessibility at the ball park. Millions of Americans
were denied access to their own communities – and because of that they were
denied access to the American dream.
Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the
ADA with Disability.gov.
This month, Disability.Blog will feature
special guest posts from individuals who played a role in the ADA’s history, as
well as those who continue to champion it today. Find ideas for joining the
conversation online in our #DgovADA25 Social Media