Americans With Disabilities Act: Celebrating 30 Years of Equal Access
As we approach the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we reflect on the significance of this landmark legislation and look toward a future of equal access opportunities for all Americans.
What Can We Do To Recognize and Celebrate the ADA
Since its passage in 1990, the Americans With Disabilities Act has helped increase access and opportunity for people with disabilities in our nation’s workplaces and communities. To celebrate the 30 years of equal opportunity, we’ve gathered as many ways to recognize and celebrate the ADA as we could.
Take a look and see what you can do to recognize the significance of disability inclusion and show your support for equal access in your community.
One way to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities ACt is to utilize your social media platforms to talk about disability inclusion. Post articles, events and inclusion tips using hashtags like #ADA30, #DisabilityInclusion and #InclusionMeansEveryone.
Are you going to an accessible place? Do you frequent a handicapped accessible business? Post a picture of yourself and others utilizing an accessible space and post it to social media with the hashtag #ThanksToTheADA to share you are celebrating the anniversary.
As we near the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University is posting thirty short essays about the law, the anniversary, and the cultural impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Check them out and post share your thoughts to social media using the hashtag #ADA@30.
Volunteer with a Disability Organization
Find a disability organization that aligns with your team (perhaps a team member is a parent of a child with a disability and you want to support them) or your company has adopted an organization to support. Find as many ways to volunteer and engage as you can.
Read the Timeline and History of the ADA
There is a lot of struggle, history and perseverance that went into drafting the Americans with Disabilities Act. You can learn all about the timeline and history of the ADA by visiting the ADA National Network.
Make a List of Accessible Restaurants, Hotels and Venues Near You
Ensure there are no surprises when going out for team events by providing a list of accessible venues near your locations for visiting customers, clients and recruits. This should also include accessible transportation. Don’t forget to ask about accommodation needs before every team meeting.
Renew Your Commitment to a Disability-Inclusive Workplace with Rose Paving
Are you a business owner? One way to celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act is to review policies to ensure they convey a commitment to a disability-inclusive culture and update and disseminate as needed.
Once you’ve renewed your commitment, you can then issue a press release expressing your organization’s commitment to the ADA and the actions you’ve taken to create a disability-inclusive organization.
Nevertheless, if your review of your business reveals gaps in ADA compliance, then the best thing you can do to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ADA is to call Rose Paving for an ADA compliance assessment.
All ADA work is performed under the assumption that Rose Paving, LLC shall follow existing design plans and shall not provide design services.