Wednesday, July 29th 2015
A re-broadcast, in three parts, of the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Access Board event, “A Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act” is now available on ADA.gov.
Speakers included Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Vanita Gupta, EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, Senator Bob Dole, Senator Tom Harkin, and Representative Steny Hoyer.
NPR’s Joe Shapiro moderated a panel discussion with people with disabilities who have seen their lives changed because of enforcement actions that the Justice Department and the EEOC have taken to ensure that the civil rights of people with disabilities are upheld.
The event also included a memoriam to disability leaders, followed by Bob Williams reading “Doing Justice,” a poem he wrote for this event.
For more information please visit our ADA website at www.ada.gov.
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ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 or 800-514-0383 (TDD).
Article Credit: U.S. Department of Justice