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Countdown to ADA's 25th: Take the Pledge

Preparations are already underway for the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990, the ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. Divided into five sections (employment, state and local government, public accommodations, telecommunications, and miscellaneous provisions), the ADA promotes the improvement of various aspects of public life for people with disabilities.

In preparation for the celebration, the ADA National Network and the ten regional ADA Centers located throughout the United States set a goal of 25,000 signatures for the 25th Anniversary through their “PLEDGE-ON to the ADA” campaign. The theme of the campaign is to have “People Leading and Ensuring Diversity, Gaining Experience and Opportunities Now… and beyond” by encouraging people and organizations to commit to expanding these opportunities for another 25 years and beyond.

Ticket to Work is proud to take part in the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the signing of the ADA.

For more ADA information, guidance and training, contact your ADA Center in the ADA National Network at 1-800-949-4232 (voice/TTY).

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4 Comments

Susan says:
October 29, 2014 at 7:40 PM

As a disabled former commercial interior designer, I am learning firsthand the impact that this law has had.


Carol says:
October 31, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Many prejudices by coworkers. That turn into insults or part truths and very hurtful because they aren't true. Managers allow prejudices and do nothing to stop them. However, if disability is getting in the way of work-this should be addressed. It shouldn't be by trying to fire disabled employee who's been working for you for over 20 years. Which in turn makes me look at my disability and if it's getting in the way of work and it is. But this isn't by far the way to address it. I knew it would come to this, I just didn't know when. If someone could of sat me down to talk to me, it would of been helpful. No one even talks to me at work anymore.


Choose-Work-Blog-Staff says:
November 3, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Hi Susan, Ticket to Work is proud to take part in the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and we’re happy to help point you to more information.

For more ADA information, guidance and training, contact the ADA Center near you (http://adata.org/national-network#map) or call the ADA National Network at 1-800-949-4232 (voice/TTY).

Additionally if you or someone you know are a Social Security disability beneficiary ages 18 through 64, the Ticket to Work program can connect you with free employment support services such as career counseling and job placement. Learn more at www.socialsecurity.gov/work or call our Help Line to speak with one of our representatives. The number to call is 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday through Friday from 8:00AM - 8:00PM ET. We hope this helps!


Choose-Work-Blog-Staff says:
November 4, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Carol, we’re sorry to hear about your situation. Many people we hear from face similar challenges, and we want to help. The good news is that the Ticket to Work program may be able to help you. Your Ticket to Work service provider can provide job coaching and counseling to help you navigate difficult job situations.

Learn more at www.socialsecurity.gov/work or call our Help Line to speak with one of our representatives. The number to call is 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday through Friday from 8:00AM - 8:00PM ET. We hope this helps!


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