30th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act
The ADA is civil rights legislation that works to increase the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life, including employment. It was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush.
“The Americans with Disabilities Act broke barriers to opportunity for millions of American workers,” US Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia said. “On this anniversary, we recognize and celebrate the access to opportunities created by the ADA.”
The year-long celebration will be centered around the theme of “Increasing Access and Opportunity.” Commemorative activities include celebratory events, speeches, and new compliance assistance resources. The ADA’s anniversary will also serve as a key component of the National Disability Employment Awareness Month observance in October.