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ADA celebrates 25 years

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

The Americans with Disabilities Act celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. To commemorate the milestone yesterday, the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services partnered with other Health and Human Services state agencies, stakeholders and community affiliates to host the ADA 25th Anniversary Celebration Ceremony: “Empowerment, Independence, and Access for All.” According to a press release about the event, “Attendees viewed artwork of students from The Arc of the Capital Area and VSA Texas, and United Access provided demonstrations of modified vehicles and various assistive technologies that allow a person with a disability to drive.” In other ADA news, ADAPT Texas filed 14 lawsuits yesterday against local businesses (and food trucks) for failing to provide adequate access. The story was reported by the Austin American-Statesman, here.

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