The ADA’s Impact on Accessibility

Susie Link, the Peer Counselor Coordinator at the Southern Tier Independence Center in Binghamton, NY, describes the opportunities that the ADA has created to create a more free and accessible environment for people with disabilities.

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the ADA

The Southern Tier Independence Center in Binghamton celebrates the ADA’s 25th anniversary with activities designed to educate the community about the capabilities of people with disabilities. The goal is to educate others to change belief systems towards disabilities and work to lower the unemployment rate.

Significance of STIC and ADA

Maria Dibble, the executive director of the Southern Tier Independence Center (STIC) describes the accomplishments of STIC over time to create a more accessible environment. Dibble also talks about the importance of the ADA in creating a better environment to pave the way for the Homestead Act. Yet there are still some misconceptions regarding people with disabilities.

Northeast ADA Center Celebrates the ADA’s 25th Anniversary

At the NY Metro Abilities Expo, people share stories about how the ADA has directly impacted them and helped them better integrate into the community.

The ADA Impacts People on a Personal Level

Janice Sangle shares how she dealt with limited access at a voting booth and used this to bring awareness to her community about the importance of accessible entrances. Also, the curb cutouts in cities which allow Tony Greenfield to maneuver easier on his scooter.

The ADA’s Impact on Students

Daphne Frias discusses accommodations at college campuses and standardize testing centers as she begins the college search process.

The ADA Highlights People’s Abilities

Sarah Doherty describes how she learned the art of adaptation and translated this knowledge into her professional life as an inventor and owner of Sidesticks.

ADA’s Role in Education

Megan Wilder and Alexander Thompson share their personal experiences with the ADA to show the importance of raising awareness in order to change attitudes about disabilities.

The ADA’s Impact on the Workforce

Corry Pannell describes the great progress the ADA has made, especially in enabling her to work in a productive environment. However, she believes more education is necessary for employers to look beyond the physical differences to the inside.