Twenty-four years of the ADA: Progress, Pitfalls and Possibilities
The ADA was passed 24 years ago amidst a great hope that this bold new legislation would remove barriers to equal opportunity and access for people with disabilities across several life spheres. In what areas have we made progress over the last 24 years? In what areas do we still have work to do? What possibilities do new policies and legislative changes bring? In this session, we will draw from several sources to reflect upon our progress toward the goal of equal opportunity and access. We will focus on several life spheres for people with disabilities, including economic life, employment, physical and program access, education, and health and safety.