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ADVANCING EQUAL ACCESS!

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary
of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Twenty-five years ago, through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), our nation committed itself to eliminating discrimination against people with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division is proud to play a critical role in enforcing the ADA, working towards a future in which all the doors are open to equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, integration and economic self-sufficiency for persons with disabilities. In honor of the 25th anniversary of the ADA, each month the Department of Justice will spotlight efforts that are opening gateways to full participation and opportunity for people with disabilities.

Twenty-Five Years of Progress for Americans with Disabilities
The Justice Blog (posted 12/21/15)

Celebrating Access Today: Enforcing Accessibility in Youth Sports
The Justice Blog (posted 11/24/15)

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month and the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Justice Blog (posted November 13, 2015)

Breaking Down Barriers to Employment for Individuals with Disabilities
The Justice Blog (posted October 14, 2015)

Celebrating Access Today: Improving access to sidewalks, parking spaces, curb ramps, and city facilities throughout Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Justice Blog (posted September 1, 2015)

Celebrating Access Today: The positive impact of the Department of Justice’s landmark ADA settlement agreement with Wells Fargo & Company
The Justice Blog (posted August 26, 2015)

A Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Re-Broadcast of the U.S. Department of Justice, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Access Board ADA Anniversary Event, July 23, 2015

Relive History
On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act.
View the video of this historic event.

Justice Department reaches Project Civic Access settlement agreements with Champaign County, Illinois; Merced County, California; and Yakima County, Washington (Counties), to improve access to all aspects of civic life for people with disabilities. | Press Release (posted 7/20/15)

Justice Department Reaches Settlements with Multiple Health Care Providers to Stop Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities Under the Barrier Free Health Care Initiative (posted 7/20/15)

Civil Rights Division Publishes New ADA Technical Assistance for State and Local Governments
The Justice Blog (posted 6/30/15)

Celebrating Access Today: 25th Anniversary Year of the Americans with Disabilities Act
The Justice Blog (posted 5/27/15)

Ensuring Access to Jobs for People with Disabilities
The Justice Blog (posted 5/12/15)

Celebrating Access Today: 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
The Justice Blog (posted 4/22/15)

Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Madison County, New York, to Make Government Documents Accessible
A Project Civic Access agreement between the United States and Madison County, New York and Press Release

Celebrating Access Today: 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act 
The Justice Blog (posted 3/3/15)

Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Rapid City, South Dakota, to Improve Accessibility of Civic Center
A Project Civic Access agreement between the United States and Rapid City, South Dakota and Press Release

Celebrating Access Today: 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
The Justice Blog (posted 2/18/15)

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Washington County, Missouri, to Ensure Accessibility of Public Facilities
A Project Civic Access agreement between the United States and Washington County, Missouri and Press Release

The Story of Marshall Burns and Website Access in Nueces County, Texas
The Justice Blog (posted 1/30/15)

Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Nueces County, Texas, to Improve Accessibility of Services and Programs
A Project Civic Access agreement between the United States and Nueces County, TX and Press Release.