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Christopher Reeve on the ADA

I was recently finishing Christopher Reeve's book, Still Me. At the end, some of his speeches are listed, including one from the Democratic National Convention on August 26, 1996.

He said these powerful words about the Americans with Disabilities Act:

“First of all our nation can not tolerate discrimination of any kind. That’s why the Americans with Disabilities Act is so important and must be honored everywhere. It is a civil rights law that is tearing down barriers both in architecture and in attitude.

Its purpose ts to give the disabled access not only to buildings but to every opportunity in society. I strongly believe our nation must give its full support to the caregivers who are helping people with disabilities live independent lives.”

Christopher Reeve's words of the ADA could not ring truer as the 20th anniversary is upon us coming up on July 26.

In honor of Christopher Reeve and the family of individuals living with disabilities in America, please join us on July 25 as the Foundation commemorates this historic day and aims to create a Guinness Book of World Records for the most wheelchairs in a moving line at Dodger Stadium in LA.

Click here for more information on the Reeve Foundation event.

Be not only part of a record, but a part of "tearing down barriers" and join us during the event.

Want more information on the ADA? Click here.

(Photo: Standing from left to right are Rev. Harold Wilkie of Claremont, California and Sandra Parrino of the National Council on Disability. Seated from left to right are Evan Kemp, Chairman of the Equal Opportunity Commission, President George Bush, and Justin Dart of the Presidential Commission on Employment of People with Disabilities)


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