Thursday, July 29, 2010
US Leaders Mark 20th Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act
VOAVideo: US Leaders Mark 20th Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act, also called ADA, is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of mental or physical disabilities. It regulates federal and local programs, transportation, public accommodations and commercial facilities, and has, by wide accounts, transformed the lives of the disabled. On Monday, as one disabled activist commemorated the passage of the act, she also dreamed of what more can be done. VOA's Laurel Bowman has the story.