Twenty two year ago today Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), legislation aimed to improve the lives of people with disabilities. The law protects individuals with disabilities when it comes to employment, public accommodations, transportation, and public services. The law has provided for things from curb cuts to protections from discrimination but there is still more work to be done. For example, right now employment for people with disabilities is lower than it was before the passage of the ADA.
While more needs to be done to remove barriers for people with disabilities, today is a day to be thankful for all the ADA has done and the promise it has for the future.