Friday, June 26, 2015

The Americans with Disabilities Act Celebrates 25 Years!

Wisconsin public libraries are encouraged to celebrate and spread awareness about the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) throughout the year, and especially on July 26, 2015.  The following information is brought to you by the Great Lakes ADA Center, the regional center serving Wisconsin.


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Celebrate 25 Years of the


Americans with Disabilities Act

The 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is rapidly approaching. The ADA was signed into law on July 26, 1990. Throughout the year the Great Lakes Center will participate in celebrating this landmark event as a way of bringing attention to the important work that has been done to promote equal opportunity for people with disabilities and to highlight the work that is yet to be done.

The Great Lakes ADA Center, along with its ADA Affiliate Network has accomplished significant results toward voluntary compliance with the ADA. The ADA Anniversary Information and Resources has been designed to capture our collective achievements and highlight useful ADA information and materials that can be used to enhance your ADA anniversary events. We encourage duplication of these materials for print and distribution purposes.

The information and resources include the following materials:
  1. Press Release: The Great Lakes ADA Celebrates 25 Years of Facilitating Voluntary Compliance of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  2. Disability-Related Statistics from the Great Lakes Region You Can Use: Disability and ADA-related statistics from a variety of sources.
  3. ADA Celebration Events: Many organizations in the region are holding celebrations - check to see if any are near you.
  4. Case Law Developments in the Great Lakes Region (IL,IN,MI,MN,OH,WI): Most recent circuit court decisions in the Great Lakes Region
  5. Major Cases Impacting the ADA in the Great Lakes Region Over the Past 25 Years-Significant cases over the past 25 years from the Great Lakes region (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, & WI)
  6. The ADA Legacy Project The ADA Legacy Project celebrates our present by partnering with those who work to honor the milestones and accomplishments of the disability rights movement
Disclaimer:
The ADA Anniversary Information was developed by the Great Lakes ADA Center and reflects the best professional judgment of its staff and regional affiliate network. However, these materials have not been reviewed for accuracy by the federal enforcement agencies. The information, materials, and/or technical assistance are intended solely as informal guidance, and are neither a determination of your legal rights or responsibilities under the Act, nor binding on any agency with enforcement responsibility under the ADA.

Shared by:
Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, Public Library Development Team