The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush making this year the 25th Anniversary ADA!
The ADA is one of America's most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life -- to enjoy employment opportunities ... Read more.
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By Bill O'Connor
As a person with a disability, I acquired my disability 12 years after the ADA was signed and until then, I didn't realize what kind of impact the law really had.
I’ve know so many disabled people who were directed to service entries and back doors to enter buildings. The law changed that and gave the disability demographic, people like myself, equal treatment, dignity and inclusion. Read more.
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25 Years Ago, The Americans with Disabilities Act Created a New Sector of DiversityBy Bill O'connor, July 27, 2015Join AbilityLinks on July 21st and Let's Get to WorkBy Bill O'Connor, July 13,2015AbilityLinks Information and Referral Counselor Talks about Repelling Down 27 Story BuildingBy Bill O'Connor, June 21, 2015ADA Breakfast Will Feature Disability Inclusion Strategies that Business Can UseBy Bill O'Connor, May 11, 2015
AbilityLinks Counselor Janice Duvall Repells Down Skyscraper to Raise Money for CharityBy Bill O'Connor
Rappelling a 27 story building (to raise money for charity) is not something that most people would want to do! Why did you do it?
"It’s about conquering mountains one step at a time. The most rewarding of my life’s challenges is participation in fund raising events such as the annual Sky Rise events in downtown Chicago, where I have stair climbed the AON and Willis Towers. Read more.
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