Explore the exhibit, “Nothing About Us, Without Us,” drawing on the history of the Disabled, the activism of the 1970s, and events which led to the passage of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), in the Bernice Layne Brown Gallery of Doe Library from September 17, 2015 to February 12, 2016.
The ADA was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush. The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life — to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services.
Post contributed by
David de Lorenzo, Associate Director
The Bancroft Library