On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure the civil rights of people with disabilities. This legislation established a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities. This is why we will celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the ADA.
The ADA has expanded opportunities for Americans with disabilities by reducing barriers and changing perceptions, and increasing full participation in community life. However, the full promise of the ADA will only be reached if we remain committed to continue our efforts to fully implement the ADA.
On the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we, the Independent Living Center of Kern County, celebrate and recognize the progress that has been made by reaffirming the principles of equality and inclusion and recommitting our efforts to reach full ADA compliance.
Join us as we celebrate the passing of the ADA and continue to advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities. During this conference, we will hear from many experts in their fields on how the ADA applies to various situations and entitites and how the disability community can continue to exercise our right to equal access under the law.