The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Turns 31!

July 29, 2021

This month we celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This important civil rights law prohibits discrimination against 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. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.

As we take the time to celebrate what this law has given us, it is also important to recognize the advocates that fought for decades to make this happen. The New York Times article ‘Nothing About Us Without Us’: 16 Moments in the Fight for Disability Rights gives a great overview of the history of the disability rights movement. Unfortunately, like all civil rights issues, DRSC continues to fight for these rights on a regular basis. If you have a question about your rights, call our help line at 1-866-275-7273 or email [email protected]

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