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Post-Polio Health (ISSN 1066-5331)

Vol. 31, No. 2, Spring 2015

 

ADA is 25

July 26, 1990, was an historic day for people with disabilities.

President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as shown in the iconic photo at the left (see article). In addition to former President Bush, the most recognizable person in the photo is Justin Dart (far right), a polio survivor with Texas roots. Dart, who as Chair of the Congressional Task Force on the Rights and Empowerment of People with Disabilities, traversed the country holding public hearings which were attended by thousands of people with disabilities, friends and families documenting their lives of discrimination.

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