“Disability touches all of us. More than 50 million Americans have a disability, and living up to the principles of the ADA is an obligation we all share. Every person deserves equal access, equal opportunity, and equal respect, and we each must do our part to ensure our Nation's promise is within the reach of all Americans.” President Barack Obama in his July 26, 2015 Presidential Proclamation, Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2015. Twenty-five years ago today, President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. For more information about this landmark legislation visit the resources listed below.
- Every day the Obama Administration works to ensure the full implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In celebration of the ADA's 25th anniversary, the Administration is excited to announce a series of new actions aimed at improving the lives of, and expanding opportunities for, people with disabilities.
- Check out the U.S. Department of Labor's Disability & Employment: A Timeline — Commemorating 25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA works to open doors of opportunity for America’s more than 50 million people with disabilities — including in the workplace.
- Disability.Blog is celebrating 25 years of the ADA with special guest blog posts by Senator Tom Harkin (Ret.), Susan Henderson, Marca Bristo, Andy Imparato and other guest bloggers.
- Read the July issue of our Disability Connection newsletter —10 Things to Know about the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- The U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division plays a critical role in enforcing the ADA, working towards a future in which all the doors are open to equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, integration and economic self-sufficiency for persons with disabilities.