July 26th is day of special recognition and celebration. On this day, we celebrate the 1990 signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Prior to the signing of the ADA, people with disabilities were not legally entitled to reasonable accommodations in public spaces. The ADA is a Civil Rights law and requires that owners of buildings that are considered to be places of public accommodations remove architectural barriers and communications barriers, providing persons with disabilities accommodations and access equal to that available to the general public.
AEI’s culture of belonging means that everyone is empowered to bring their diverse perspectives to create an engaged, innovative, and resilient team. On this day, we celebrate with those who have disabilities both here at AEI and within our broader communities, and we strive for progress toward an increasingly accessible world.
Learn more and be inspired this #DisabilityIndependenceDay:
- Read the stories of Ed Roberts, a pioneer and leader in disability rights (https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/curb-cuts/)
- Cheer on Team USA in this year’s Paralympic games (https://www.teamusa.org/tokyo-2020-paralympic-games/meet-team-usa/athletes)!