Sunday, November 10, 2013

ADA Legacy Project launches website to prepare for 25th anniversary in 2015

From The ADA Legacy Project:

We envision a world in which all people are accepted and valued for who and how they are: where all are welcomed with respect and given equal opportunities to contribute to the human experience.

The mission of The ADA Legacy Project is to honor the contributions of people with disabilities and their allies by:
  • preserving and promoting the history of the disability rights movement; 
  • celebrating the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as other related disability rights legislation and accomplishments; and 
  • educating the public to create opportunities for inclusion, access, and equal rights for the future.
Preservation, celebration, and education: this is how we will honor this historic civil rights legislation and create its legacy: a world in which every citizen is accepted for who they are.

In addition,the National Center for Civil and Human Rights - scheduled to open Memorial Day 2014 in Atlanta, Ga., - will feature exhibits that chronicle the history of the disability rights movement.
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR) is a 42,000 square foot facility in downtown Atlanta, Georgia that plans to open Memorial Day weekend 2014. The Center is dedicated to exploring stories of civil and human rights throughout the world.

In 2012 NCCHR agreed to partner with The ADA Legacy Project to include the story of disability rights history and current issues. Since then, The ADA Legacy Project has worked closely with NCCHR to provide content  and advice on exhibits that address disability. The Project is also working with NCCHR to plan for additional exhibits and events in 2015 to correspond with the 25th anniversary of passage of the ADA.