Opinion: Americans with Disabilities Act has changed lives #wny #disabilities #rochester #disability

July 25 marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This legislation has been transformational in inclusion and integration of individuals with disabilities in our country by prohibiting discrimination of people with disabilities in civic activities. Although the ADA initially and continually focuses on physical accessibility to public buildings and programs, the foundation of the act is to ensure that people with disabilities have the same rights, advantages, privileges and opportunities as those who do not have any physical or developmental challenges. Inclusion in public activities and opportunities for individuals with disabilities is the true essence of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

via Americans with Disabilities Act has changed lives.

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