If you have a disability, you have the same rights to opportunities and employment as anyone else. If you care about someone with a disability, you have the opportunity to share with them the common goal and experience of finding and growing a career. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) helped to bring this right to the forefront and is still helping to fight discrimination based on disability.
"The ADA gives 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. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications."Source: ADA National Network
Celebrate, learn, and share with us in celebration of the ADA’s 30th Anniversary on July 26, 2020!
People with disabilities can pursue opportunities and employment that weren’t available to them before the ADA. Even so, they often experience barriers that people without disabilities don’t. At ERI, we’ll be celebrating these opportunities by sharing practical tips and suggestions for finding a new or better job while addressing these barriers, including:
We’ll also share information useful to people who support or provide services to people with disabilities.
Knowing both the rights and responsibilities related to the ADA are crucial to working well with employers and with systems within your community, and to advocating for others who have a disability.
A valuable resource for information, guidance, and training is the ADA National Network. Visit them to brush up on what you already know and learn something new:
How has the ADA impacted your life or the life of someone you care about?
Share your experience with others with a social media post that includes #ThanksToTheADA. Examples of experiences to celebrate and share could include: