The ADA was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush and is one of America's most important pieces of civil rights legislation. It is an equal opportunity law for people with disabilities which prohibits discrimination and promotes that people with disabilities have the same opportunities to live and participate in their community.
Although more must be done in the ways of equality, much progress had been made thus far and we must continue to make sure that the letter and spirit of the ADA are implemented in communities across the nation.
Check out this blog from the U.S. Department of Justice which is honoring the ADA Anniversary by highlighting a different gateway that the ADA is opening up to people with disabilities every day this week!