This week in history, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed. It was a civil rights benchmark intended to make American society universally accessible for people with disabilities.
To honor the anniversary, The U.S. National Archives has created a space to explore disability history through Presidential records. Throughout the week, we’ll be featuring records and posting questions to explore disability history.
Do you know which President established the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, now the March of Dimes? Find out here!
Photo: President George Bush signs into law the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 at the White House. L to R, sitting: Evan Kemp, Chairman, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Justin Dart, Chairman, President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. L to R, standing: Rev. Harold Wilke and Swift Parrino, Chairperson, National Council on Disability. 7/26/1990