Americans with Disabilities Act Celebrates 30 years

July 30th, 2020 - 4:19pm

Americans with Disabilities Act Celebrates 30 years!

On July 26, we honored the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As we celebrate the legacy and commitment of those who have worked toward the removal of barriers and rights of people with disabilities, we acknowledge the work that remains as an opportunity to move toward equitable practices that provide access and opportunity for all. We hope you enjoy this compilation of resources that share the history of the ADA and promote a disability justice approach to our collective role in access.

To close out Disability Pride Month, Rock the Vote is hosting a great event! #ADAat30
Join celebrities, activists, elected officials, and performers—each representing and acknowledging the breadth of the disability community—for a streaming event to close out Disability Pride Month and commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the ADA. Livestreaming July 30 at

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact Student Accessibility Services with any questions you may have related to access, accommodations, and student support. We look forward to seeing you all virtually this fall!

Americans with Disabilities Act Awareness Day
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Historian assesses 30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act
A Self-Advocate’s Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act
TechCrunch ADA

Changing the Framework: Disability Justice

How our communities can move beyond access to wholeness
Disability Visibility Project Podcast (
The latest episodes speak to the ADA and beyond.)

Join the Disability Book Series in their conversation with Leroy F. Moore, Jr and black elders in a discussion of When Can We Come Home? Healing Open Wounds of Black Ableism. Leroy F. Moore Jr., Founder of the Krip-Hop Nation, has written the column "Illin-N-Chillin" for POOR Magazine. Moore is one of the founding members of National Black Disability Coalition and activist around police brutality against people with disabilities.

When: Saturday, August 8, 2020, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Register for When Can We Come Home

NINA G ON STUTTERER INTERRUPTED: The Comedian Who Almost Didn't Happen
Nina G co-produced the Comedians with Disabilities Act, a national touring comedy show featuring exclusively comedians with disabilities Nina’s brand of comedy reflects the experiences of many with disabilities. She tours the country as a conference keynote speaker including at a TEDx talk at San Jose State University. A Huffington Post contributor, she has a doctorate in psychology, teaches at a Bay Area community college and lives in Oakland, California. Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian Who Almost Didn’t Happen is her second book.

When: Saturday, August 29, 2020, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Register for Stutterer Interrupted

If you haven’t seen it, watch: Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

And please join us at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 20 (FLEX Week) for the workshop:
Beyond Compliance: Access from a Disability Justice Lens

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