July 26, 2013 Marks the 23rd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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As of tomorrow, July 26, 2013, it will have been 23 years since President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act.   In Phoenix, Arizona, the Arizona Disability Advocacy Coalition and Arizona Bridge to Independent Living will be hosting an ADA Anniversary Celebration at the Nina Mason Pulliam Conference Center from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on July 26, 2013.  In addition to fun and food, the event will feature speakers on various disability issues, including the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities and the ADA national Legacy Project, and will honor community members that embody the spirit of the ADA.  Registration to attend the event is available online at this link.

Coinciding with the Americans with Disabilities Act 23rd Anniversary, the National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency, has released a report “A Promising Start:  Preliminary Analysis of Court Decisions Under the ADA Amendments Act.”  The report analyzes court decisions and legal interpretations of coverage under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 and notes positive findings for plaintiffs in ADA lawsuits.