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President Speaks on the ADA

The President of the United States spoke at yesterday’s ADA reception at the White House. Twenty-five years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law — a landmark piece of legislation prohibiting discrimination based on disability.

To read Mr. Obama’s remarks, click here.

The passage of this act was one of America’s great civil rights triumphs. It was the culmination of many years of struggle by the countless people who marched, organized, and refused to be treated as second-class citizens.