Friday July 26, 2019 was the 29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It continues to be one of the most comprehensive civil rights laws that protects the rights of people with disabilities.
MN Governor Walz signed a proclamation stating, “Whereas: For 29 years, the Americans with Disabilities Act has advanced the mission of breaking down both physical and social barriers that have historically excluded people with disabilities from full community
participation; and Whereas: As we celebrate the success of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we also use this as an occasion to recognize the societal barriers that still exist for many people with disabilities; and Whereas: Minnesotans must unite to fully realize the aspirations of the ADA and assure that our communities are physically and socially accessible to all; and Whereas: On the 29th anniversary of the ADA, as we celebrate the progress that has been made, we recognize that there is still work to do, and we reaffirm our commitment to accessibility, equality, and inclusion for all. “