July 26, 2015 is the Silver Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed into law by President George Herbert Walker Bush on July 26, 1990.
To celebrate this historic milestone, the ADA National Network offers an ADA Anniversary Tool Kit for use by the public and the media. The Tool Kit includes:
“On the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, I (name) will celebrate and recognize the progress that has been made by reaffirming the principles of equality and inclusion and recommitting my efforts to reach full ADA compliance.
NOW THEREFORE, I (name) do hereby reaffirm to continue to work toward full ADA compliance.”
The ADA is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. It affords similar protections against discrimination to Americans with disabilities as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, sex, national origin, and other characteristics. The ADA also assures equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities for access to businesses, employment, transportation, state and local government programs and services, and telecommunications.