The Americans with Disabilities Act was just one of many legislative events which defined disability history and advocacy. We celebrate these achievements while looking forward to the future with pride. But what is disability pride? It is intricately woven in all aspects of advocacy and self-advocacy, especially today.
Easterseals was a leading supporter of the Americans with Disabilities Act and actively lobbied in Washington D.C. to ensure its passage. Check out these posters from an Easterseals campaign from 1990, the year the ADA was signed into law.
Since the ADA has been in place for nearly 3 decades, it might be hard to imagine what it was like before the law was passed or grasp just how big of an impact it has on people's lives.