Welcome to our list of events to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We will be regularly updating this list so please check back here as we add more to it.
A People's History of the ADA
The Museum, Arts, and Culture Access Consortium (MAC) presents a conversation with museum workers, activists, and administrators whose work contributed to the ways that the ADA was adopted by museums and cultural organizations.
About the Americans with Disabilities Act
About the ADA
On July 26, 1990, President George HW Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. The law prohibits discrimination in employment, services, state programs, government programs, and state and government services. The ADA is an equal opportunity law for people with disabilities.
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, state and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications.
- The ADA prohibits private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies, and labor unions from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in: job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.
- An individual with a disability is a person who has a record of or is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
Individuals with disabilities fought for years against exclusion and segregation. Many still face these struggles especially as it relates to employment (ADA Title 1). Like other movements in history, the fight for equality was tough.
More Disability Accomplishments and Resources
Mayor Breed Proclaims July Disability Pride Month in San Francisco.
We frequently update our Facebook page. This month we're regularly spotlighting visual artists.
Share Your #ThanksToTheADA Moment!
Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with the ADA National Network! We are asking everyone to share a moment in their lives when they were thankful for the ADA. On a social media platform of your choosing use #ThanksToTheADA to share what the ADA means to you.