GOING DEEPER:The Disability Integration Act The act seeks to add community supports and services to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The Disability Integration Act was reintroduced by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a companion bill in the House was introduced by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) for the 2019-2020 Congress. To learn more […]
Paralyzed in an accident at 23, she devoted her life to changing perceptions of the disabled and was a key player in passing the Americans With Disabilities Act. By GLENN RIFKIN, New York Times (Published August 8, 2019) When she was 23, Marca Bristo, a nurse in Chicago, was sitting with a friend on the […]
By DAVID PETTINICCHIO, WASHINGTON POST (JULY 23, 2019)–This month we celebrate the anniversary of the second-most important civil rights law in American history behind only the 1964 Civil Rights Act: the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), which Congress passed in 1990. But while you might hear this law lauded, you likely won’t hear about the […]
Former President George H.W. Bush died on December 1, at age 94.
The 41st President signed the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) into law in 1990. Since it’s passage, the ADA—the sweeping civil rights law—is widely credited with helping to pave the way toward a more inclusive society for those with disabilities.
By SAM ROBERTS, THE NEW YORK TIMES In 1979, just a few months before Amber Tatro turned 4, her family notified the Irving, Tex., school district that she would be ready for classes that fall. Born with spina bifida, a congenital defect that causes partial paralysis and impaired speech, she was unable to urinate on […]
By Richard Burr and Bob Casey, CNN.com (CNN) Recently, we observed the 28th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, known as the ADA, which helped recognize and protect the rights of our 56 million fellow citizens with disabilities. Since the passage of the ADA in 1990, we’ve seen enormous advances. Street […]
By BART JANSEN, USA TODAY Thomas Wheaton Jr. has waited during the 30 years since he was paralyzed for the Transportation Department to require single-aisle airliners to have lavatories accessible for the disabled. On Tuesday, Wheaton and the advocacy group Paralyzed Veterans of America filed a lawsuit at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]
By JAMES BARRON, THE NEW YORK TIMES “We’re cutting it a little close,” Gabriela Amari said as the F train sat in the Carroll Street station in Brooklyn, its doors open, waiting for a train up ahead to move. She was going to the stop after next. Ms. Amari was 50 minutes into her hourlong […]
By MORGAN GSTALTER,THE HILL The city of San Francisco filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday after he repealed civil rights memos designed to protect minorities and the disabled. The lawsuit targets six of the 25 different legal memos that Sessions rescinded in December, Reuters reported. City Attorney Dennis Herrera accused the […]