ADA 30th Anniversary Celebration

ADA 30th Anniversary


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"Remembering the Heroes"

Test your knowledge of the disability rights advocates who fought for the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act by playing our “Remembering the Heroes” Trivia Game.

Twenty-five randomly selected top scorers will receive this year’s amazing prize: our exclusive ADA 30th Anniversary T-shirt! Submit your quiz by Sunday, July 26th at 11:59 PM, and winners will be contacted in the following days. Please provide your email for a chance to win!


The Americans with Disabilities Act in 2020

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Listen to our podcast

Check out our Podcast sharing the history of the advocacy work and heroes who fought for the passage of the ADA. Includes historic clips leaders Justin Dart and Judy Heumann.

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What We're Watching

The great fight on disability rights book cover

The Great Fight for Disability Rights

Based on Lives Worth Living, the Great Fight for Disability Rights chronicles the history of the American Disability Rights Movement from the post-World War II era until the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990 in a condensed format with additional summarizing narration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG2KryP89Eo&t=9s

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Lives worth Living movie

Lives Worth Living

Lives Worth Living is a 2011 documentary film directed by Eric Neudel and produced by Alison Gilkey, and broadcast by PBS through ITVS, as part of the Independent Lens series. The film is the first television chronicle of the history of the American disability rights movement from the post-World War II era until the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXqXieHAE2Q

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Crip Camp

A groundbreaking summer camp galvanizes a group of teens with disabilities to help build a movement, forging a new path toward greater equality.


Rated R. On Netflix.

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This video documents the speech given by President George H. W. Bush when he signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law on July 26, 1990. 

In the video, President Bush speaks to a huge audience of activists, congressional supporters, people with disabilities, and their families and friends gathered on the South Lawn of the White House.

https://www.ada.gov/videogallery.html


 

What We're Reading

Being Huemann

A story of fighting to belong in a world that wasn’t built for all of us and of one woman’s activism—from the streets of Brooklyn and San Francisco to inside the halls of Washington—Being Heumann recounts Judy Heumann’s lifelong battle to achieve respect, acceptance, and inclusion in society.

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No Pity book cover by Joseph Shapiro

No Pity
By Joseph P. Shapiro

Discusses the struggle of disabled people to challenge discrimination and explains how the disabled used their political clout to gain passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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All the Way to the Top:
by Annette Bay Pimentel, Nabi Ali, and Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins

Jennifer Keelan knew that everyone deserves a voice! Then the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law that would make public spaces much more accessible to people with disabilities, was proposed to Congress. And to make sure it passed, Jennifer went to the steps of the Capitol building in Washington DC to convince them. And, without her wheelchair, she climbed. ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP!

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ADA 30th Anniversary Tribute
Tributo por el 30 Aniversario de la ADA

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