Mayor Commemorates 20th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act

Mayor Newsom Commemorates 20th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act Mayor Gavin Newsom today commemorated the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in San Francisco City Hall with a day of community-building and celebration.

July 26th marks the 20th Anniversary of the signing of the ADA, the first of its kind legislation that ensures access to people with disabilities in employment, public accommodations, telecommunications and the civic arena. Among many of the celebrations taking place nationwide on this day, Mayor Newsom kicked off the San Francisco celebration, which featured video greetings from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, and disability rights activist Judy Heumann, two-way blogging stations, an array of educational “micro-workshops,” voter registration, and a disability-themed film festival at the San Francisco Main Library. Read more.

Posted on July 28, 2010 | The comments to this entry are closed.