25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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On July 26, disability and aging advocates will celebrate the 25th anniversary of President George H.W. Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. ADA initiatives have done much to improve the quality of life for millions of people with disabilities, including older adults with disabilities, by expanding participation in community life, improving infrastructure, and reducing communication barriers. As one in three older adults lives with some type of disability,1 and an aging population means this ratio will increase, the law’s protections will continue to shape and improve the lives of older Americans.

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