The ADA Legacy Project celebrates the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act on disability rights, and honors the contributions of individuals with disabilities and their allies who persevered in securing the passage of this landmark civil rights legislation. In order to fully realize a world where all people are accepted and valued, it is crucial to preserve and promote the history of the ADA and the disability rights movement.
We envision a world in which all people are accepted and valued for who and how they are; where all are welcomed with respect and given equal opportunities to contribute to the human experience.
The mission of The ADA Legacy Project is to honor the contributions of people with disabilities and their allies by:
- preserving and promoting the history of the disability rights movement;
- celebrating the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as other related disability rights legislation and accomplishments;
- and creating opportunities for inclusion, access, and equal rights for the future.
Georgetown University has compiled a collection of historical documents related to the ADA that date back to the 1980s, the decade preceding the milestone signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990.
Moments in Disability History