Anniversary of ADA

Friday, August 10, 2018 4:41PM
To the editor:

July 26, 2018, marked the 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act signed by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990.

The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. The ADA also assures equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities for access to businesses, employment, transportation, state and local government programs and services, and telecommunications.

ABLE NH’s (Advocates Building Lasting Equality in NH) Monadnock chapter is working hard in this community to ensure our residents are fully included in the ConVal school district, have competitive employment and simply be an embedded part of our beautiful region as welcomed, fully included, respected citizens.

I look forward to the day when politicians, celebrities, and sports stars discuss the fight against ableism with the same passion as we do about racism, sexism, classism and homophobia

The Monadnock chapter is currently planning a Disability Film Festival being held in October during Disability Awareness month. Film is a powerful medium for communicating oppression, resiliency and resurrection. Be a part of our movement, join the Festival committee!

Lisa D. Beaudoin,
executive director, ABLE NH