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Americans with Disabilities Act 30th Anniversary
2020 marks 30 years since the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. This landmark legislation prohibits discrimination based on disability and increases the opportunities and access for persons with disabilities. The law was written and passed to ensure that persons with disabilities have the same rights as other Americans.
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, on Thursday, May 27 at 12pm ET, the YES program hosted a webinar on disability rights and advocacy in the U.S. The webinar also looked at some innovative YES alumni projects that are disability-centered and shared steps for alumni to plan and implement inclusivity and disability-centered projects. Live captioning and ASL interpreters were also available at the webinar. Watch the webinar below with our guest speakers, Johileny Merán from Mobility International USA and Safira Bibi (YES 2012-2013, Pakistan).
Join us on July 26th to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ADA by educating yourselves and others around you about disability rights and inclusion! Check out the resources below of ADA events that you can participate in and ways you can make projects disability centered and accessible.
ADA Events and Resources
Learn about the ADA:
- ADA National Network
- Pacer Transition and Employment: What is the ADA?
- International Disability Alliance: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
- Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund: The History of the ADA
- Global Disability Rights: Principles
- Timeline of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA National Network)
- EveryBody: An Artifact History of Disability in America
- Disability Visibility Project
ADA Anniversary Events:
- Joining Hands: A virtual gathering of disability and international exchange
- Crip Camp: Has a free online summer course to have conversations on advocacy
- Disability & COVID-19: Upcoming virtual events
- Follow #ADA30 on social media to learn about webinars and other virtual events
Tips for Developing Inclusive and Disability-Centered Projects: