July 25, 2019

The 29th Anniversary of the Signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act

The 29th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be on July 26, 2019. This landmark, comprehensive legislation is necessary to ensure equal access. The State ADA Coordinator’s Office serves to highlight the importance of complying with this civil rights law. They recognize that the law is paramount, and the people are their focus. On the day of the signing of the ADA, President George H. W. Bush said, “Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.” Let us work together to continue the removal of barriers to equal access.

The ADA strives to ensure equality for individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. Within state and local entities, successful coordination of the ADA requires a steadfast commitment from government leadership to provide equal access and opportunities for each and every member of our community. This is achieved when government employees who are responsible for ADA compliance possess the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure the safety, rights and well-being of people with disabilities.

Please join the State ADA Coordinator’s Office as we honor the triumph of July 26, 1990, and we will celebrate each victory towards our vision of undeniable equal access for individuals with disabilities. You can visit www.ada.gov for updates and guidance.