On July 26th, 2020, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrates its 30th Anniversary.
The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.
United Spinal Association has been active in disability rights since its founding in 1946, and has promoted integration, inclusion, and accessibility for as long as it has existed.
Throughout our history, United Spinal has used the ADA to advocate for greater access to public transportation, the built environment, public facilities, and employment. We have used the ADA to fight for inclusion of wheelchair users in all aspects of our society.
It is our obligation to the disability community and to our society to complete the yet unfinished work that the ADA has begun.