The Bloomington Human Rights Commission will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act with a program.
The program is 6 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road.
July 26, 2015, marks the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Celebrations of the signing of the ADA by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990, are taking place across the nation.
The ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 give civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age and religion. The ADA and amendment act also assure equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities for access to businesses, employment, transportation, state and local government programs and services and telecommunications.
The Human Rights Commission program will feature a film preview of “The ADA at 25: Disability Rights in MN,” produced by Twin Cities Public Television. A panel discussion of disability advocates in the community will follow, including U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank, a lifelong advocate for individuals with disabilities and the Americans with Disabilities Act.