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Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 2017 and Gains Made by People with Disabilities in Employment and Community Integration

August 31, 2017

July 26, 2017 of this year marked the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the nation’s foremost civil rights law for people with disabilities. Since the passage of the ADA, Americans with disabilities have made great strides in their fight for full equality and inclusion in society. More Americans with disabilities than ever are employed in the community, have transitioned into the community from restrictive institutions, and have made their voices heard in public life.

Here are some of the ways that the government celebrated the 27th anniversary of the ADA:

The ADA National Network also released a toolkit, which offers press kits, sample language, and other information for any groups that wished to celebrate the ADA’s 27th anniversary.