GUEST: Lennard Davis, author of Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights.
July 26, 2015, marked the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a landmark piece of legislation signed by President George H. W. Bush. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Tom Harkin, was the most important piece of legislation impacting one fifth of the population, who are people with disabilities.
Disabled people form the nation’s largest minority, and before the ADA became law, the notion that disabled people had civil rights was not universally accepted. Although we take elevators and ramps for granted today, it was a mere 25 years ago that the many aspects of accessibility and equal rights for disabled Americans was enshrined.
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