Guest blog post: The ADA Is Not Enough by Stephanie Woodward

Disability Visibility Project

The Americans with Disabilities Act has been called the emancipation proclamation for people with disabilities, the greatest civil rights law for the disability community, and many other wonderful things. When it was signed into law in 1990, people in the disability community were talking about how great the ADA is, and still today, people are raving about this fantastic law. As a Disability Rights lawyer and as a 26 year old who is a part of the first generation to grow up with the ADA by my side, I have to say, the ADA is pretty awesome. It has been by my side when I wanted to get into a restaurant that was previously inaccessible, it has had my back when bus companies tried to refuse to let me ride because of my wheelchair, and it’s certainly helped with my career – after all, what’s a Disability Rights Attorney without…

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