Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Celebration: Americans with Disabilities Act turns 21

Obama hails Americans with Disabilities Act signing without mentioning who signed it
July 26, 2011

Twenty-one years ago today on the South Lawn of the White House, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the historic Americans with Disabilities Act, a landmark civil rights measure that enhanced the United States' global role as a protector of individual rights.

Meanwhile some more disheartening aspects of the law...

Happy Birthday ADA! Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 21
Public News Service - NY
July 26, 2011

NEW YORK - The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrates its 21st birthday today, but a new study by the Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY (CIDNY) of census data finds enforcement of the landmark civil rights law is falling short in providing education and job opportunities in New York. Professor Andrew Houtenville, a study data analyst, says that when he crunched the numbers, a stark pattern emerged: it did not matter if you were a male or female, of any race, and even age was not much of a factor. But New Yorkers with disabilities were more likely to lag behind in key areas.


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