ADA Has A Long Way To Go, Even 25 Years Later
Twenty five years after the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed, there's a long way to go before people with disabilities are on equal ground.By Heather Adams | July 25, 2015
Twenty five years ago, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act or ADA. It added ramps to buildings, braille on elevators, banned employers from firing people because of a disability and more. (Video via C-Span)
At the time, that was a huge step forward, but progress since then hasn't always been consistent. (Video via YouTube / MNDisabilityCouncil's Channel)
When Bush signed that bill, household income for those with a work limitation averaged just over $36,000 a year, and the employment rate was at 28.4 percent. Since then, these numbers have actually dropped, with the employment rate cut virtually in half by 2013.