29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
When commemorative events are held this week to recognize the anniversary of the ADA — the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act — it will be the first such anniversary without the man arguably most responsible for its existence. The nation lost President George H.W. Bush last November. As vice president under Ronald Reagan, and later as president, he personally championed and eventually signed the ADA into law in July 1990. Later in life, when President Bush used a wheelchair himself, he considered the civil rights legislation among his greatest accomplishments. I know this because he told me, when the two of us spoke in his Houston office for a video created to mark the law’s 25th anniversary in 2015.
Presidential Candidates release Statements on the 29th Anniversary of the ADA
Smartphones, wearables, digital entertainment & gaming are making current generations wonder why digital access was not made more explicit in the original ADA text. As technology is a larger part of our lives, will the protections in the ADA also expand?
In 2019, The Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 29. As it teeters on the precipice of a new decade, it made us think about how the ADA will continue to develop civil rights policy of tomorrow. As we move toward the ADA Anniversary join us as we review some ideas about the ADA’s past and hopes for the future.
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On #NationalInternDay, we’re excited to spotlight our inclusive internship program, a paid opportunity for students with disabilities to grow professionally. Learn more about how diversity and inclusion is creating a stronger workforce at Anthem. (link: https://bit.ly/2LG96Cp) bit.ly/2LG96Cp
Keven Walgamott had a good “feeling” about picking up the egg without crushing it. What seems simple for nearly everyone else can be more of a Herculean task for Walgamott, who lost his left hand and part of his arm in an electrical accident 17 years ago. But he was testing out the prototype of a high-tech prosthetic arm with fingers that not only can move, they can move with his thoughts. And thanks to a biomedical engineering team at the University of Utah, he “felt” the egg well enough so his brain could tell the prosthetic hand not to squeeze too hard.
I’m old-school. I still get the newspaper delivered. Primarily, because it is our therapy dog Lacey’s morning routine to get the paper and bring it to me. How could I interfere with her sense of purpose? Besides, I like turning pages and I don’t really mind a little smudgy newsprint on my fingers.
At the end of July, Democratic presidential hopefuls have their second chance to impress the public and discuss some of the biggest issues facing the country on a national stage. But if these debates are anything like the first, they’ll also miss the elephant in the room: long-term care.
On Sunday, Human Rights Watch marched in the 5th annual Disability Pride Parade in New York City, alongside thousands of people with disabilities, disabled persons organizations, companies, local politicians, and others. The participants marched for inclusion, awareness, visibility, and a dignified perception of disability, and to encourage New Yorkers to view people with disabilities through a lens of pride rather than charity.
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