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ADA 30th Anniversary
Join Disability Rights Wisconsin in celebrating Americans with Disabilities Act 30 - July 26, 2020 - 30 years Strong! 1990 to 2020

 

On July 26th, 1990 President George H. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation. The ADA prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life: to enjoy equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency.

On Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 11 AM, Disability Rights Wisconsin will host a statewide virtual event and watch party to recognize and highlight the 30th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act.

To honor this milestone, DRW will release our new video celebrating the ADA 30th.  The video features Wisconsinites with disabilities, DRW staff, Governor Evers, and other disability advocates speaking about the impact of the ADA.

We invite you to learn more about the Americans with Disabilities Act by exploring the stories below:

 

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, tells the story of a camp for teens with disabilities which helped to galvanize many of the teens and counselors...

ADAPT members played a key role in advocacy for the passage of the ADA.  ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists...

Our thanks to Tom Olin, the social documentarian of the disability rights movement, for permission to use his photos in our ADA celebration. Tom spent...

Read about the protest that made national headlines and led to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Capital Crawl (adalegacy.com)   Back to ADA 30th...

Ed Roberts, Activist:  This section of the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities Web site is dedicated to the life, work and legacy of Ed Roberts,...