Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ADA
Indiana's Celebration of the 25th Anniversary
July 26th, 2015 marked the 25th Anniversary of the ADA. (Visit our ADA Guide to find out more about the Americans with Disabilities Act.)
The ADA at 25: Reflections from Advocate, Ric Edwards
Ric Edwards is the current Vice Chair of ADA-Indiana. He provided some meaningful words on the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
At this time of recognizing 25 years of the ADA, I am asking you to change society; celebrate and recognize the progress that has been made by reaffirming the principles of equality and inclusion and recommitting your efforts to reach full ADA compliance.
Read Mr. Edwards's reflections on the ADA at 25.
DREDF and the Making of the ADA
DREDF, or the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, re-released the videos from their 10th Anniversary of the ADA collection. This phenomenal collection features interviews with some very notable figures involved in the "making of the ADA," include Justin Dart, President H.W. Bush, John Wodatch, Senator Tom Harkin, Arlene Mayerson, Pat Wright, C. Boyden Gray, and Ralph G. Neas.
Go to DREDF's Making of the ADA collection: http://dredf.org/the-making-of-the-ada/
(You might also be interested in "The History of the Americans with Disabilities Act: A Movement Perspective" , a piece written by Arlene Mayerson in 1992.
ADA-Indiana's 25th Anniversary Edition of the ADA Report Card for Indiana
In July, ADA-Indiana released their 25th Anniversary Edition of the ADA Report Card for Indiana.
The 25th Anniversary Edition (the 4th edition since 2010) of the ADA Report Card represents more than 300 Hoosiers who responded to the 2015 Indiana Disability Poll conducted by the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community in collaboration with the Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities.
The 2015 survey, "Focus on the ADA, 25 Years Later," ran from December 2014 to May 2015, and asked people with disabilities, family members, and interested others on their perception of how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is being implemented in Indiana cities and towns.
ADA Legacy Bus Tour came to Indiana in June 2015
The ADA Legacy Bus visited the Hoosier State on June 18th, 19th, and 20th. The ADA Legacy Bus Tour kicked off last July in Houston with the goal of visiting as many states in order to raise awareness and excitement about the coming 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Three Stops in Three Days: http://www.adaindiana.org/index.php?pageId=124
ADA Stories from Indiana
What are the ADA Stories from Indiana? The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community's Center on Aging and Community collected stories about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) from the perspective of Hoosiers for the 20th Anniversary.
Learn more about the ADA Stories from Indiana.
Free ADA Help
If you have a question about your rights or obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, call the Great Lakes ADA Center: