Thirty years ago, the US Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
It was a groundbreaking piece of civil rights legislation made possible by the thousands of people behind the disability rights movement who, over the course of history, challenged social barriers in search of justice.
This year, we celebrate this landmark law and the dedicated and determined people who made it happen. But we also recognize there’s more work to do to ensure equal rights and opportunity.
With this anniversary, we are reinforcing our commitment to disability rights with a number of events, new grants and initiatives, and stories of the incredible people leading the charge today and well into the future.
Throughout our history, we have worked to remove the obstacles that prevent people from participating fully, freely and with dignity in the world. In 2016, as part of our mission to disrupt inequality in all its forms, we committed to placing disability rights and inclusion at the heart of our work:
- Our grantmaking
- Our hiring
- Our building and operations
- Our communications, making our website and all content we produce more accessible