#Thanks to the ADA—US Virgin Islands

Northeast ADA Center Staff July 27, 2020

As we approach the 30th Anniversary of the ADA, many people are celebrating how far we have come, as well as reflecting on how far we still have to go. The Northeast ADA Center is part of the ADA National Network. We have reached out to people in our region, which includes New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, to take part in the ADA National Networks #ThanksToTheADA Campaign to hear what they are thankful for, 30 years after passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Here are some voices from our friends in the US Virgin Islands.

“The ADA and DRCVI were there for me when I needed them the most. When you employer is a large organization with unlimited resources and they threaten to take away your livelihood due to a disability it’s like being bullied in grade school all over again. You feel embarrassed, ashamed and scared. The DRCVI puts the bully back in their place with the influence of the ADA behind them. I am eternally grateful.”
—Mr. Ronald Carrick

“I want to express my sincere thanks to the staff at DRCVI and the help of the ADA. In a desperate time, Kippy Roberson showed much kindness, empathy and support to my family, Attorney Roberson showed willingness and knowledge to assist with a difficult situation. I have and continue to recommend DRCVI and the help of the ADA.
—Elaine Brady

“I want to thank the ADA because it protects me in the workplace and can provide me reasonable accommodations such as a screen-reader and other assistive technologies.  I am a young person and I know that I will need the protection of the ADA as I start my career.”