2015: The ADA Legacy Project
The ADA Legacy Project was created to celebrate the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on disability rights, and honor 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.
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.
This project, which was started in 2013 and culminated in 2015, was designed to ensure that the history of the disability rights movement is collected, remembered, and recognized on a par with other social justice movements.
Thirty-one segments of history provide a trip through time, beginning with "The Birth of the Parent Movement" and ending with "The Signing Ceremony" of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990.