Today, 29 years ago, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. This law was a monumental victory for the disabled community, and as a 6-year-old child, I had no idea the impact it would have on my life.
This act helped stop discrimination in education, transportation, housing, purchasing of goods and services, the building of new construction, adapting current structures, participating in state and local government.
This has been a wonderful thing to give the disabled community more dignity, respect, and rights. I am so grateful for those who went before me and fought for this. Their example gives me the strength to continue the fight as there is still more work to do.
So, today, let’s celebrate where we are and look forward to where we are going!