Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a landmark civil rights legislation signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush. The law prohibits discrimination based on disability and ensures individuals with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone in all areas of public life. Since its passage, several strides have been made towards improving access in many areas, including, but not limited to, education, transportation, architecture, and employment. We are grateful to all members of the UT and broader community who work tirelessly to remove barriers in their respective fields and look forward to our continued work towards a more inclusive society.
SDS is partnering with several departments on a series of events and programs to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the ADA. Please stay tuned for more information