When we provide access for people with disabilities, we provide access for everyone. While we have made progress over the past 30 years, there is still work to do to advance full accessibility in our community. As leaders in our community, we have an opportunity to be proactive and intentional in our efforts to offer equal access. We have an important role to meet both the spirit and letter of the ADA. Disability Rights are Civil Rights.
Take the Pledge today, and we will include your Organization on the ADA30 Pledge.
On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure the civil rights of people with disabilities. This legislation established a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities. On July 26, we will celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the ADA.
The ADA has expanded opportunities for Americans with disabilities by reducing barriers and changing perceptions and increasing full participation in community life. However, the full promise of the ADA will only be reached if we remain committed to continue our efforts to fully implement the ADA.
Become a part of the nationwide celebration and re-commitment to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) throughout the year and annually for the ADA Anniversary – July 26.
On the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Arlington County will celebrate and recognize the progress that has been made by reaffirming the principles of equality and inclusion and recommitting our efforts to reach full ADA compliance. We join together to offer our commitment to advance accessibility for Arlington residents, businesses, and visitors.