We are just 10 days away from the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
. So what does 20 years of the ADA mean?“Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.” Thus spoke President George H. W. Bush at the White House signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, July 26, 1990.
For people with disabilities, that wall -- symbolically and literally -- has come down. It hasn’t entirely disappeared but the ADA, reversing the centuries long history of “out of sight, out of mind” segregation of disabled people, has made a real difference in people’s lives.
It means so much more, too.Learn more about the ADA at 20.
(Pictured: 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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