The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 25
July 24, 2015
Sunday July 26, 2015 marks 25 years since President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. To mark this occasion here are some links to learn more about the history of the creation of the ADA and its legacy over this last quarter century.
Excerpt on Sen. Ted Kennedy and the capital hill negotiations on the ADA from the book “Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights” by Lennard J. Davis (Salon) (More on “Enabling Acts” from Beacon Press)
The ADA Legacy Project: The mission of The ADA Legacy Project is to honor the contributions of people with disabilities and their allies by:
- preserving the history of the disability rights movement;
- celebrating its milestones; and
- educating the public and future generations of advocates.
Preservation, celebration, and education: this is how we will honor this historic civil rights legislation and create its legacy: a world in which every citizen is accepted for who they are.