For Immediate Release:
Disability Rights Arkansas Celebrates ADA Twenty-Fifth Anniversary
Little Rock, AR (7/27/15) – The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush on July 26th, 1990. Because of the ADA millions of Americans with disabilities are able to be treated equally to their able American counterparts.
Because of the ADA sidewalks now have curb cuts for wheelchairs, service animals are now allowed in all places of business, and kids with disabilities can go to school with their peers. However there is still work to be done. DRA still regularly receives calls from people with disabilities for being denied entry due to their service dog, general denial of service, and denial of service for translators.
In the last quarter alone Disability Rights Arkansas has received 30 calls related to accessibility and the ADA. “While we have come a long way since 1990 in treating people with disabilities equally, we still have a long way to go,” Disability Rights Arkansas Executive Director Tom Masseau said. “Disability Rights Arkansas will continue to work to make sure everyone has equal rights and protections in all walks of life.”