22nd Anniversary of the ADA
Posted on July 26, 2012 by Willie Kimbrough, Jr., ADA Specialist
On July 26th, we will recognize and celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Today, we take for granted many of the things like curb cuts and accessible restrooms that were not commonly available before the act’s passage. And at the same time, we recognize that there is still much work to be done to ensure that all people have the opportunity to be independent in their own communities.
The ADA is a very important civil rights law that protects the rights of people with disabilities. And it should not be seen as uninteresting or not important enough to care about. This law gives every person with a disability the right to equal access and should be taken seriously.
I encourage everyone with or without a disability to stop and take the time to reflect on what this great law really means and why it is so important to this country. Also, go and visit the website www.ada.gov and you will find all that you’ll need to get you started. But if that seems a bit to technical for you, please feel free to give me a call at 314-289-4334 and I will be happy to answer any questions.
HAPPY 22nd ANNIVERSARY ADA!!