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2010-07-26 09:29:00

New Ad Council TV and Radio PSAs Feature President Obama Discussing the Act's Progress and Encouraging the Public to do more to Support Americans Living with Disabilities WASHINGTON, July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To coincide with the twentieth anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) today, President Obama is joining the Ad Council and the American Association of People with Disabilities to launch a new series of television and radio public service...

2010-07-26 07:30:00

WASHINGTON, July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Disability (NCD) and its partners today celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by convening the first-ever National Disability Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. A diverse group of more than 500 people from 48 states will gather at the multi-day Summit, intended to invigorate a national dialogue on disability policies and programs in the 21st century. Attendees will be asked to...

2010-07-26 07:19:00

WINAMAC, Ind., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Braun Corporation, the world's largest manufacturer of wheelchair-accessible vans, ramps and wheelchair lifts, today published key insights from a symposium hosted recently in Washington, D.C. titled "ADA 20/20: Looking Back, Looking Forward on Mobility." In anticipation of the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the panel of key thought leaders from government, medicine, academia and business exchanged insights on...

2010-07-23 07:00:00

NEW YORK, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- On the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a new survey sponsored by Kessler Foundation and National Organization on Disability (NOD) finds that most Americans with disabilities are still struggling with many of the same lifestyle and economic issues they confronted in 1990 when the ADA became federal law. The 2010 Kessler/NOD Survey of Americans with Disabilities, conducted by Harris Interactive, reveals little or...

2010-07-23 06:04:00

WASHINGTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To mark the 20th anniversary of the historic Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Disability Power & Pride will host a Gala celebration on July 26, 2010 at the National Press Club (529 14th St., NW), 7 to 11 p.m. - following a White House ceremony commemorating the ADA's enactment. Disability community leaders, champions, advocates and supporters in government, business, the arts, service organizations, academia and the grassroots will...

2010-07-23 05:00:00

ATLANTA, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Just days before the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a new statewide survey reveals that Georgians have little exposure to persons with disabilities and understanding of the daily challenges they face. According to the survey commissioned by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD), only one-third of Georgia's general public come across or interact with persons with developmental disabilities in their everyday life...

2010-07-22 15:03:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office for Civil Rights today issued new technical assistance guidance for medical providers which will help people with mobility disabilities obtain accessible medical care. Access to Medical Care for Persons with Mobility Disabilities will assist medical care providers in understanding how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and...

2010-07-22 13:08:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Americans with Disabilities Act, the single most important piece of legislation to improve the lives of people with disabilities, will turn twenty on July 26. The anniversary is particularly poignant for Paralyzed Veterans of America, an organization that helped lead the charge for the groundbreaking act back in 1990. "The ADA has changed millions of lives for the better, helping to empower people with disabilities with some of the basic...

2010-07-21 16:15:00

Statement from Paul Schroeder, Vice President, Programs & Policy, American Foundation for the Blind WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Today, less than a week away from the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the House Energy & Commerce Committee approved H.R. 3101. This measure, also known as the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, updates our nation's communications laws to ensure that new technologies are...

2010-07-20 10:05:00

NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Carl R. Augusto, President & CEO, American Foundation for the Blind: July 26, 2010 marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the landmark civil rights legislation that expanded opportunities for those of us with disabilities, and opened a whole new world of possibility. We at the American Foundation for the Blind, the nearly 90-year-old organization to which Helen Keller...