For the past 20 years, the Americans with Disabilities Act has guaranteed to the disabled the same basic rights that other citizens take for granted, such as the right to work without facing discrimination, or the right to wheelchair-accessible public buildings.
“The interesting thing about the ADA – you can really equate it to civil rights in many ways,” said Liz Toone, executive director of New Horizons Independent Living Center. “And what makes it unique is the fact that society imputes handicaps on people with disabilities when there’s a lack of accessibility, where there’s a lack of equal access.”
via Americans with Disabilities Act turns 20 – The Prescott Daily Courier – Prescott, Arizona.
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