ADA 25th Anniversary Events
The 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has sparked the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County to organize several events for the summer. Below are a few events that are still to come!
Disability Rights Museum on Wheels
The Museum on Wheels is a 48-foot bus that hosts an interactive exhibit that documents the journey towards equality for people with disabilities. The Museum pays homage to the activists, advocates, and legislators who fought for equal rights alongside those the law protects. Check it out to learn about the individual victories that made the ADA possible and what areas still need work.
Disability Agenda 2000 Discussion
The City of Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Task Force on Disability will present an update of Disability Agenda 2000 from 1-3 p.m. on July 20 and August 17. Both meetings will be held in the first floor conference room of the Civic Building downtown. The 13-member task force advises the city and Allegheny County on issues that affect people with disabilities.
Disability Agenda 2000 is an effort to enhance the lives of people with disabilities by bringing awareness to the issues they face.
ADA Educational Event
The Children’s Hospital Advisory Network for Guidance and Empowerment (CHANGE) will host a public event for young adults to learn about the ADA on July 17, from 7-9 p.m. The meeting will take place on the seventh floor of Rangos Research Center at Children’s Hospital of UPMC in Lawrenceville.
RSVP for event details and free parking. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-692-6949. You must RSVP to get free parking!
Adaptive Sports Fair
Since PNC has been recognized as the most accessible park, it has become the location of multiple events celebrating the ADA’s 25th anniversary.
A resource fair on adaptive sports will take place at PNC Park on August 5, from 5-6:45 p.m. before the Pirates take on the Milwaukee Brewers. Those who attend the resource fair are encouraged to stick around for the game. Email email@example.com for game tickets. A free “Disability Awareness” T-shirt is included!
About the Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed on July 26, 1990, to prevent discrimination based on disability in employment, public transportation and accommodation, communication, and government activities.