25 Years Of The Americans With Disabilities Act - The History And Current Interpretation

Jul 22, 2015

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush On July 26, 1990.

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law, with a goal of creating equal opportunities for people with disabilities through inclusion in the workplace, in schools, and in the community. As the nation celebrates the Americans with Disabilities ActÂ’'s 25th anniversary, we discuss the legal, societal and personal aspects of the law.

We begin by taking a look at the history of the ADA and how the law is interpreted and enacted today. Joining us are Kelly Schoening Holden, an attorney with Dressman Benzinger LaVelle; Assistant United States Attorney Margaret Castro; and, attorney Andrew Kaplan, a partner with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease.

Cincinnati will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the worldÂ’'s first comprehensive civil rights law protecting people with disabilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act, on July 27, 2015 in Downtown Cincinnati. For more information, click here.