Friday, September 26, 2008

ADA Amendments Passed!

It's official, the new amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act have passed the Congress and the President signed them into law yesterday.

Thursday, Andrew Imparato, President and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities, stated, "Today President Bush has followed in his father's footsteps and taken a stand for equal opportunity and full participation for all Americans. I deeply appreciate the bipartisan leadership in the Congress that brought us to this point, and I thank President Bush for his leadership in signing this critical civil rights law that will make a real difference in the lives of millions of Americans with disabilities and chronic health conditions."


You can read the entire AAPD Press Release by clicking here.

It has reversed four Supreme Court decisions which were slowly eroding the rights for people with disabilities which were granted in the original law from July 26, 1990. This is a huge step forward for people with disabilities. I applaud the Congress and the President for getting this significant piece of legislation passed.

As always, feel free to comment.

Later,

Mike


3 comments:

Daniel said...

While I'm glad that I saw this post and that the ADAA was passed, I'm also amazed at how this historic piece of legislation could fly under the radar so to speak. I never saw a single article mentioning the fact that the bill was going to be signed into law.

I'm Not Done Yet said...

Daniel,

You won't find news like this today in the MSM because they don't deem it necessary or news worthy. That's why I get most of my news from the Internet and radio.

Thanks for your comment.

Later,

Mike

Debbie said...

Mike!
Great Blog, but then you never surprise me on how inspiring you can be!
I loved the 60 min video and the tech that the medical world is offering!
You always make me smile Mike!
Debbie