The law that changed the attitude towards people with disabilities. What is known about the ADA?

The law that changed the attitude towards people with disabilities. What is known about the ADA?

Today is a very important day in the history of the struggle for the rights of people with disabilities in the world. It’s the 32nd anniversary of the American Disability Act (ADA). The Capitol Crawl Protest in support of the passing of the ADA was the only way Americans with disabilities managed to defend equality and freedom. This historic event pushed President George W. Bush to sign the law and end the segregation of people with disabilities the USA.

On the 32nd anniversary of the American Disability Act (ADA) we have few words to say.

Yuliia Sachuk Head of Fight For Right OPD: “The ADA’s most significant value is not only the strong words written down thanks to the blood and sweat of many years of fighting, but also the Act’s effectiveness. Every person with a disability in America can protect his or her human rights with the help of the ADA. Accessibility in any kind of environment, transport, information, quality education, decent employment, and effective rehabilitation is integral to a fulfilling life for every person with a disability. And this is what we want in Ukraine after rebuilding. That is why the ADA is a symbol of the dignity of every person with a disability not only in the United States, but also in the world. It is a symbol of pride and justice of the state concerning all its citizens. It is a symbol of a world in which the life of every person with a disability is valuable”

Marcie Roth, our partner and Executive Director/CEO World Institute on Disability: “The ADA provides the guidance Ukraine needs to be sure that we build FORWARD better, to a free and democratic nation with accessible information, programs, buildings, homes, streets, workplaces, schools and voting sites. Lets put an end to institutionalizing children and adults with disabilities and give everyone a real opportunity to be a part of their community. The ADA directs that all people with disabilities should live in the most integrated places with support and services. On the 32nd anniversary of the ADA, let it be a beacon for an accessible and inclusive world for all.”.

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