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RTC: Rural - Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 25 on July 26th

Rural Institute Director, Martin Blair and disability rights advocate Tina Hunt.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turns 25 on July 26th.  The ADA, a civil rights law passed in 1990, “prohibits discrimination in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public” (ADA National Network).  But, while the law is nearly 25 years old, there is still much work to be done to ensure people with disabilities are able to fully access all areas of community life.

In order to keep the Americans with Disabilities Act at the forefront of public policy and to emphasize its importance not only to people with disabilities but to everyone interested in civil rights, celebrations are happening all across the country with the ADA Legacy Bus Tour.

Continue reading ADA 25th Anniversary Celebration at http://rtc.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/americans-with-disabilities-act-turns-25-on-july-26th

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