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  • 25 years of the ADA: Time for celebration, recommitment

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    August 12, 2015 | 11:55 am

    I remember watching the televised newscast of President George H. W. Bush signing the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) into law on July 26, 1990, thinking it was a “nice” law but couldn’t imagine that I would ever be much impacted by its passage. Only a few years later, when...

  • Californians with disabilities want to work

    July 28, 2015 | 10:21 am

    It’s the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, historic landmark legislation meant to ensure the civil rights of people who have disabilities. Since the ADA was passed, architecture and infrastructure have improved, yet attitudes and opportunities have not. Today...

  • ADL, Jewish federations regret failure to ratify disabilities treaty

    December 5, 2012 | 9:27 am

    Two national Jewish groups expressed regret at the U.S. Senate's failure to ratify a disability rights treaty.

    The Senate on Tuesday voted 61-38 in favor of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; but it needed a two thirds vote, or 67 votes, for ratification.