Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Turns 30
1990: The Year a Federal Law Changed Everything
We all know that no one is defined by a disability. And thankfully, the drafters of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA, knew that as well.
President George H.W. Bush called individuals with disabilities “a resource of untapped human potential” when he signed the ADA on July 26, 1990. This landmark legislation ensures equal access to education, housing and employment, breaking down barriers and building inclusive communities.
NYSID recognizes the ADA’s ideals of dignity and independence that come from earning a paycheck. Click to read more.
We are committed to putting the ADA into action along with our Member Agencies and Corporate Partners who work tirelessly to combat the unacceptable 67% unemployment rate of individuals with disabilities. Click to see this action!