AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

July 24, 2020

Gary Beringer quoteJuly 26, 2020, marks the 30th anniversary of President George H.W. Bush signing the civil rights legislation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibiting discrimination of people with disabilities in employment, places of public accommodation, public services, telecommunications, and transportation--as well as state and government programs.  This landmark legislation provides people with disabilities equal protections and opportunities to thrive in every form of public life. “The ADA impacts my entire life. It makes most professional and personal inclusion possible. Indeed, that is the reality of my existence,” says Gary B. Beringer, Dr. P. H., AFC board member. The ADA transformed the workplace in ensuring equal and accessible opportunities for all people with disabilities. AFC commemorates this milestone by renewing our commitment to fighting ableism in workplace by working towards full ADA workplace compliance. Visit ADA30 website to celebrate, learn, and share the impact of the ADA and what the next 30 years hold for Americans with disabilities. Visit the Illinois ADA Project for additional resources and referral related to the ADA. 

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