Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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Thirty years ago today, President George H.W. Bush signed into law a historic piece of civil rights legislation: the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This sweeping law prohibits discrimination by local and state governments, provides standards for privately owned businesses and commercial facilities, protects against discrimination in the workplace, and ensures equal access to healthcare, social services, transportation, and telecommunications. By enshrining these protections into law, the ADA affirms the inherent dignity of all Americans–regardless of ability.

At ACL, we are thrilled to join the nation in celebrating this important milestone. We’ve partnered with HHS’ Office for Civil Rights on a new website that tells the story of how the ADA came to be, showcases some of the progress we have made as a country toward achieving its promise, and illustrates a little bit of the work being done by ACL and OCR, as well as other partners within HHS and across government. And on Thursday, we’ll be joined by leaders from across HHS for an event celebrating 30 years of progress and reflecting on the work that lies ahead. We‘ll hope you’ll join us and watch online.

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