Celebrate ADA 28

  • July 13, 2018

This year we are celebrating the 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Signed into law on July 26, 1990, the ADA protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination in all areas of their life. From employment, transportation, services, and communications, the law makes sure that individuals with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. For 28 years, this law has promoted equal access, protected, and served all people with disabilities. That’s worth celebrating! 

How can you celebrate?


Use your voice and celebrate the ADA on social media. Use hashtag #ADA28. Also, sign the ADA Pledge! 


  • Host a discussion about the impact the ADA has made on your organization
  • Send staff to ADA related workshops - Find workshops
  • Use the ADA National Network for training - Link to website
  • Conduct trainings for staff on ADA related issues

What better way to stand with the ADA than by signing a proclamation as an organization? Click here to celebrate and recommit to the ADA.


Join fellow Tennesseans in celebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act! 


ADA Celebration: Live, Work, & Play
July 26, 10 am - 1 pm CST

Deborah Cunningham Access Awards
August 3, 6-9 pm


JCIL Celebrates the ADA: Lunch and Fellowship
Friday, July 20 | 11:30 am - 1 pm CST


ADA Celebration at T.A.R.P: Ice Cream Social & Silent Auction
Saturday, July 14 | 2 - 4 pm CST 


Celebrate the ADA with Empower TN
Thursday, July 26 | 2-4 pm CST
The Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

Send RSVPS and accommodation requests to events@empowertn.org by July 24. Free admission to galleries will be provided.


Mayor’s Council on Disability hosts ADA Celebration and Carnival
Thursday, July 26 | 11 am -1 pm EST
Miller Plaza Pavilion, 850 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402


Learn more about the history of the ADA and further ways to celebrate online. View more ways to celebrate online. Talk to an ADA Specialist at 1-800-949-4232 or visit the website at www.ada.gov.

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