This Tuesday, July 26th, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will turn 26 years old. To help celebrate the anniversary of the momentous legislation, the Minnesota State Council on Disability will be holding a celebratory event, complete with discussions on accessibility and plenty of entertainment.
The event is also free and entirely open to the public.
The 26TH ADA Celebration Event Details
The festivities will be held at the Minnesota History Center. The address for the event is:
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
The event will start at 3:00 p.m. and will end at 8:30 p.m.
What’s on the Agenda?
The overall event is split into two parts:
From 3:00 to 5:00 there will be a keynote address by Ken Rodgers, Minneapolis Advisory Committee on Disabilities Chair as well as a lively panel discussion that will focus on the challenges people with disabilities face as well as how they can get more involved in the disability community.
At 6:30, and running until the event closes at 8:30, numerous entertainment events will be held, including:
- An appearance and dance lesson by Angelique Lele, the 2015 Miss Wheelchair Minnesota winner
- The Young Dance Company (a local Minneapolis group that helps teach children with disabilities to dance)
- Live Classic Rock-n-Roll music
More About the ADA
The ADA was originally signed into law in 1990 and has provided protection and guaranteed access for people with disabilities. It was originally signed into law by President George H.W. Bush and later amended in 2008 by his son, President George W. Bush.
There are sections in the law that cover employment discrimination, public transportation and accommodations, telecommunications and more.
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