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President's Day - Remembering the Signing of the ADA

President's Day - Remembering the Signing of the ADA
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/07/2015 - 14:16

February 12, 2015. On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law "the world's first comprehensive declaration of the equality of people with disabilities, and evidence of America's leadership internationally in the cause of human rights." Because of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act, Bush said, "every man woman and child with a disability can now pass through once closed doors, into a bright new era of equality, independence and freedom."

The passage of this important piece of legislation remains an important milestone for people with disabilities and the organizations that support the fullest implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This year, Kessler Foundation will commemorate the ADA’s 25th Anniversary, by releasing the results of the Kessler Foundation National Employment Survey on the Status of Americans with Disabilities. The survey is currently being conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.