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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Anniversary

July 26, 2022 is the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA was signed into law on July 26, 1990. The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. This prohibition applies to employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications, and access to state and local government programs and services. The aim of the ADA is to ensure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. Learn how to contact your local ADA network here.

News

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President Joseph R. Biden
July 25, 2022
President Joseph Biden, who co-sponsored the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 32 years ago, shares his commitment to advancing the rights of people with disabilities. He describes how his office is working to advance equity and equal opportunities for people with disabilities through expanding service access, affordable housing, employment opportunities, and classroom resources.
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Administration for Community Living
July 26, 2022
The Administration for Community Living created this resource to educate the public about the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This includes the origin of the ADA, crafting the law, and becoming law. The page also highlights stories of people impacted by the ADA as well as tools and resources.
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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
July 26, 2022
Neurological disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide. Neurological disorders include autism, epilepsy, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, brain and spinal cord injury, and more. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) works to better understand these conditions and identify evidence-based interventions. NINDS is working to create a Health Equity Strategic plan to guide their efforts to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity. NINDS is also working to advance workforce diversity and programs to advance the careers of scientists with disabilities.
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U.S. Department of Justice
July 26, 2022
The U.S. Department of Justice commemorates the 32nd anniversary of the ADA, which requires equal opportunity for people with disabilities, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the opioid epidemic. The department works to advance the rights of people with disabilities through promoting web accessibility, warning about the use of artificial intelligence in hiring, ensure the fair treatment of people with opioid use disorder, promoting access to transportation, and fighting segregation and criminalization of people with disabilities.
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U.S. Department of State
July 26, 2022
The U.S. Department of State celebrates the ADA, which helped begin a shift towards viewing people with disabilities as individuals deserving of rights. One in every seven people worldwide has a disability. The department works with global partners to advance disability rights and strives to be an inclusive employer.
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The White House
July 26, 2022
Vice President Kamala Harris hosted a roundtable conversation with disability rights leaders in honor of the 32nd anniversary of the ADA. Vice President Harris discussed the impact of health disparities on people with disabilities. Participants shared their experiences, including reproductive health care and abortion access. Meeting participants included IACC member Sam Crane. The full recording of the roundtable can be found here.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
July 20, 2022
In honor of the anniversary of the ADA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognizes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with disabilities. They highlight the need to include people with disabilities in emergency response plans. They give an overview of CDC’s coronavirus guidance for people with disabilities and the stakeholders that support them. The CDC also developed the Disability and Health Data System (DHDS) to better understand the needs of adults with disabilities.
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U.S. Department of Labor
July 15, 2022
Ms. Taryn Williams, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Disability Employment Policy, reflects on the promises of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In this blog post she discusses how the ADA and the ruling in Olmstead v. L.C. advance competitive integrated employment (CIE).
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Naval Sea Systems Command
July 25, 2022
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF), which is part of the U.S. Department of Defense, describes their commitment to advocating for employees with disabilities. They developed the CrossAbilities Employee Resource Group and PSNS & IMF Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility in January 2022. Their goal is to be a leader in the federal service for employment of people with disabilities.

Events

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U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
July 28, 2022; 10:00 a.m. ET
Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy Taryn Williams and other department leaders will discuss the DOL’s efforts to deliver on the promises of the ADA. They will discuss the department’s programs and policies. The event is virtual, free, and open to the public.
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U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
July 26, 2022; 2:00 p.m. ET
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenberg, and other department leaders will discuss recent efforts to advance the rights of people with disabilities. The event will include a presentation on the new Air Passengers with Disabilities Bill of Rights. The event is virtual, free, and open to the public.
 
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