Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Happy Birthday to the ADA!

ADA National Network imgage
And I don't mean the American Dental Association.  


Nothing in my lifetime has done more to open doors (literally and figuratively) that the ADA. And I'm a crip who lived through the bad ol' days.

But the work to fully integrate people with disabilities into society is not yet done. Three things written into law would, in fact, be instrumental in eliminating the marginalization of people with disabilities.
  1. Free people with disabilities from nursing homes and provide in-home assistance.
  2. Employment opportunities, which means integrated education from day one.
  3. Universal design for residences. Nothing isolates people with disabilities socially more than inaccessible housing.
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