The Americans with Disabilities Act
Past, Present and Future
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was a bill that was passed in 1990 that greatly expanded the civil rights of people with disabilities. The ADA was signed into law in part thanks to widescale protests led by people with disabilities and assisted by allies of all kinds. Easterseals was a leading supporter of the ADA, and actively lobbied to ensure its passage.
Look below for resources and events to learn more about this monumental legislature that has changed the landscape to be more inclusive and accessible.
On the ADA:
- An Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act
- What Was it Like for People with Disabilities 25 Years Ago?
- Accessibility Means Being Part Of The Community