WHEN: July, 2020

WHERE: Independence First's Facebook and Instagram Page

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We are proud to announce our 30 on Thirty campaign! Please click here for the flyer to learn more. This July marks the 30th anniversary of the ADA and, starting this month, we will be raising money to support the efforts of the ADA over the past 30 years.

The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) has been a very important event for those who live with disabilities. It has been the basis of many other laws that have been passed to protect the rights of those with disabilities.

If you are interested, we have some interensting stories we would love to share about those who have been impacted by our efforts.

What is the ada?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications. The ADA is divided into five titles (or sections) that relate to different areas of public life.

In 2008, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) was signed into law and became effective on January 1, 2009. The ADAAA made a number of significant changes to the definition of “disability.” The changes in the definition of disability in the ADAAA apply to all titles of the ADA, including Title I (employment practices of private employers with 15 or more employees, state and local governments, employment agencies, labor unions, agents of the employer and joint management labor committees); Title II (programs and activities of state and local government entities); and Title III (private entities that are considered places of public accommodation). 

Definition Courtesy of the ADA

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