Today Marks 20th Anniversary of ADA

July 26, 2010 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, one of the most important civil rights victories in U.S. history. Some of the pioneers who worked to pass the ADA are featured in compelling videos produced by TASH.  TASH is an international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and professionals fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm.

The official ADA web site has added a video which documents the speech given by President George H. W. Bush when he signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law on July 26, 1990. In the video, President Bush speaks to a huge audience of activists, Congressional supporters, people with disabilities, and their families and friends gathered on the south lawn of the White House.

The 22-minute film, provided to the Department by the George Bush Presidential Library, is being re-released on the Internet to increase awareness of the ADA.