Minnesota celebrates 25 years of Americans with Disabilities Act

A big celebration took place at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, Minn. on Sunday in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The event, which was free admission for all, was hosted by the Minnesota State Council on Disability and Minnesota Historical Society.

The ADA was signed into law in 1990 to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental activities. The ADA also establishes requirements for telecommunications relay services.

Activities at the history center included live music, dancing, performances, film and video, and art activities designed to be accessible for all. Individuals who were present in Washington, DC, for the signing of the ADA in 1990 also spoke about what the legislation meant to them.

FULL TEXT- Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990


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