30 Years of Access:
Video: ADA Signing Ceremony
July 26, 1990
Throughout this 30th anniversary year, the Division is publishing blog posts highlighting the impact that our recent ADA enforcement efforts have made in people’s everyday lives. We celebrate the many ways in which the ADA has transformed American society and enabled a generation of Americans with disabilities to thrive.
photo of Genaro and his supervisor
Rhode Islanders with disabilities like Genaro thrived when empowered to work in the community under the United States’ two Agreements with Rhode Island.
photo of a child with a service animal
Ensuring that people with disabilities have equal educational opportunities is one of the primary goals of the ADA.
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Mr. Morgan brought his complaint about Amtrak to the Department because of his desire to travel independently.
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Asked why they filed a complaint with DOJ, the Millers said they believed that Spring Education "treated Maggie unfairly because of her disability."
photo of Delories Guss
Ms. Guss's complaint about an inaccessible restaurant was referred to the ADA Mediation Program, which Ms. Guss found to be "a great experience" that fully resolved her complaint.
photo of Mary Queen
"Every day since has been a struggle and a fight," says Ms. Queen. She is quick to add, "My MS has become my inspiration and the reason I get up every morning to help others."
photo of James Sweatt
Eliminating barriers to voting, such as those experienced by Mr. Sweat, is central to the ADA’s goal of equality and full participation for people with disabilities.
photo of Thomas Graziani
Mr. Graziani says, "I filed my complaint so that individuals with mobility disabilities, like myself, would have equal access to radiology services and other health care."