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Fri, Jul 26

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National Disability Independence Day

National Disability Independence Day, celebrated on July 26, commemorates the signing of the Americans with Disability Act (A.D.A.) in 1990. This civil rights law criminalizes any kind of discrimination against individuals with disabilities and assures them full participation in the community.

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Jul 26, 2024, 12:00 AM

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About the event

The American disability movement started in the 1960s, aiming to resist the age-old notion that people with disabilities are defective, and as such, need to be segregated from civic life. The movement was inspired by the broader civil rights struggles of the time. It rejected cruel attitudes and advocated for full access to opportunities in education, public life, and employment. As a result, the Americans with Disability Act (A.D.A) was signed in 1990. This Act covers the following areas: public accommodation, employment, transportation, and state and local government services. A.D.A. is a life-changing act for many people. Today, one in four Americans with a disability can access and participate better in their workplaces and general communities. Click HERE to view the resources developed by The Diversity Movement or Click HERE to view the resources developed by National Today.

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