Guest Blogger: Adam Singh
As defined by the ADA, a disability is “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.” The ADA provides a wide variety of protections for disabled US citizens in areas of every day life such as:
- public entities
- public accommodations
“any form of retaliation or coercion, including threats, intimidation, or interference, is prohibited if it is intended to interfere [with the ADA].”
Around the nation, there are many celebrations planned to commemorate the signing of the ADA. A few of the celebrations include:
- A 20th anniversary gala in Washington DC.
- A celebration at the Waterloo Bucks baseball game in Iowa.
- A celebration at the Governor’s residence in Nashville, Tennessee.
- A celebration on the Boston Common.
- A celebration at the State Capitol building in Sacramento, CA.
- A 5 hour educational fair in Watertown, NY
- A celebration at the Capitol steps in Salem, OR
- A potluck picnic at Sloan’s Lake Park in Denver, CO
- A disability pride parade in downtown Chicago, IL
- A celebration at the State Capitol building in Iowa.