July 26th, 2020, marked the 30th anniversary for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This monumental legislation elevated the civil rights of Americans with disabilities, becoming one of the great bipartisan pieces of legislation over the past fifty years, and setting the stage for similar efforts across the globe set on empowering individuals with disabilities.
ACB offered a series of perspectives on the ADA at 30. This video provides insight from a diverse range of individuals impacted by the legislation, sharing their personal experiences on how life as an individual who is blind in the United States has been enriched because of the ADA.
Presenters include Jeff Thom, Sacramento, CA; Reem Hamodi, Aurora, CO; Mitch Pomerantz, Los Angeles, CA; Minh Ha, Boston, MA; Maria Kristic, Albany, NY; Gabriel Lopez, Miami, FL; Rev. Michael Garrett, Missouri City, TX; and Peggy R. Garrett, Missouri City, TX.
Founded in 1961, ACB is a leading national grassroots organization representing Americans who are blind and visually impaired. They are honored to have been part of the cross-disability effort that gave birth to the ADA, and we look forward to working with partners and stakeholders to continue to push for full inclusion and accessibility for all Americans who are blind and visually impaired. To learn more, visit www.acb.org.
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