The New York State Disability and Health Program invites you to join us in celebrating the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) this month, July 2023.
The ADA guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications. Whether you are a person with or without a disability, the ADA has touched your life in some way. Have you ever used or been with someone who used a curb cut, asked for something in large print, needed a reasonable accommodation to return to work after an injury? These are all examples of ADA accommodations. Anyone can experience a temporary, long-term, or permanent disability at any time, and access and inclusion are critical when you have a disability. The ADA provides information about your rights and the obligations of public and private entities in providing access to their goods and services.
We encourage you to join the celebration. Over the next three weeks, we’ll be sharing some ideas with you to celebrate, such as:
- Celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the ADA by sharing a moment in your life when you were thankful for the ADA.
- Read about the ADA to know how you can advocate for people with disabilities.
- Take a training from the ADA National Network or other entities on disability etiquette or other disability-related topics.
- Find an inclusive and accessible event near you.