Today marks the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Celebrations of the signing of the ADA by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990 are taking place across the nation.
The ADA made clear that people with disabilities of all ages should experience equal opportunity, independent living, economic self-sufficiency, and full participation in all aspects of society. From curb cuts and accessible buses to the integration of people with disabilities in schools, workplaces, businesses, and neighborhoods, the ADA has made our communities more accessible and more inclusive.
We hope you will join us in celebrating these accomplishments. Just as importantly, we hope you will join us in continuing the work of making the ADA’s vision a reality for all Americans.
LIFE celebrated this historical milestone this past Friday with a picnic and adaptive sports demonstrations at Lake Mayer. Many people braved the sweltering heat to join the celebration! MANY thanks to Abilities Unlimited for putting on an awesome weight lifting demonstration!