The ADA Turns 28
Celebrating 28 years of disability rights and inclusion
On July 26, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will celebrate its 28th year as law. This vital legislation was the culmination of decades of work—much of which took place in the San Francisco Bay Area by trailblazers of the disability rights movement. This month, we honor the champions who fought for their rights and started a social movement for equality.
504 Sit-in: The Longest in U.S. History
On April 5, 1977, hundreds of people with disabilities and advocates alike occupied federal buildings throughout the U.S. in an attempt to fully establish the regulations of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973—the most vital disability rights legislation in the U.S. until the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990.
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