Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Monday marked the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and I was proud to help host a City Hall celebration of this landmark civil rights achievement, which has improved access and opportunity for millions of people.

The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, services, accommodations, communications and access. I am proud that Los Angeles followed the ADA by being the first city in America to create a specific department on disability. The Los Angeles Department on Disability provides a wide range of services. More information can be found at