Tag Archives: Americans with Disabilities Act

Disability Activists Protesting HR 620 Arrested for Disrupting Congress

  NDY’s Anita Cameron was arrested twice this week along with others, fighting to preserve the civil rights of people with disabilities (including, btw, the 36% of seniors who have disabilities). She was interviewed for an extensive article in Truthout, Disability Activists Crash Congress to Stop a Bill That Would Undermine Their Civil Rights: Anita … Continue reading Disability Activists Protesting HR 620 Arrested for Disrupting Congress

Press Release: Thirty Years of Holding It Is Long Enough

[Editor’s Note: This press release was issued early Feb. 13th.] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:    Diane Coleman, JD 708-420-0539 Anita Cameron 720-413-9064 Thirty Years of Holding It Is Long Enough When I saw the words “Thirty Years of Holding It Is Long Enough“, I thought immediately of the years I spent as a state lawyer in … Continue reading Press Release: Thirty Years of Holding It Is Long Enough

Thirty Years of Holding It Is Long Enough

When I saw the title above, I thought immediately of the years I spent as a state lawyer in California, not drinking until 2 p.m. in the afternoon because the office bathrooms were inaccessible. This was the 1980s, and at least two laws required access, but the state used the excuse that it was leased … Continue reading Thirty Years of Holding It Is Long Enough

Amy Hasbrouck: The ADA is Not Dead Yet and So Are We

The ADA is not dead yet, and so are we. In 1991 when I was learning the details of the Americans with Disabilities Act, in order to educate others with disabilities, business owners, governments, etc., the dates for entry into compliance of many of the law’s provisions seemed very far away.  I had seen and … Continue reading Amy Hasbrouck: The ADA is Not Dead Yet and So Are We

Statement of the National Disability Leadership Alliance on the 23rd Anniversary of the Signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act

For those who are unfamiliar with the National Disability Leadership Alliance (NDLA), here’s the description from the website: National Disability Leadership Alliance (NDLA) is a national cross-disability coalition that represents the authentic voice of people with disabilities. NDLA is led by 14 national organizations run by people with disabilities with identifiable grassroots constituencies around the … Continue reading Statement of the National Disability Leadership Alliance on the 23rd Anniversary of the Signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act