Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Monday 7/1, 3:00pm

July 26, 2019 marks the 29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) signed by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. The ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) give civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. The ADA and ADAAA also assure equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities for access to businesses, employment, transportation, state and local government programs and services, and telecommunications. "Nearly 57 million people in our country have a disability and nearly 25% of today’s 20 year olds will experience disability in their lifetime." said Barry Whaley, Director of the Southeast ADA Center. Voluntary compliance with the ADA means people with disabilities have better access to businesses, buildings, employment, state and local government programs and services, and increasing opportunities for equal and full participation in civic and community life. KOOP Radio is committed to making our station and its programs and services accessible to our community.