- What’s changed in 20 years since ADA passage — Joseph Shapiro and Tony Cox on NPR’s Talk of the Nation
- Looking back on 20 years of disability rights — By Ben Mattlin on National Public Radio. An excerpt:
… When I was 27, the ADA became law. It didn’t get me a job. But it addressed the differences between essential and nonessential job tasks … it provided not just legal recourse, but validation and hope.
Now, the ADA’s impact is everywhere: wheelchair lifts on city buses, signs in Braille, sign-language interpreters. Many young disabled people are growing up with a marvelous sense of belonging, entitlement and pride I never had.
Yes, there is still a long way to go. Yet in redefining the terms of disability, the ADA made us impossible to ignore. So now people should understand we’re just part of the human landscape, and we’re here to stay.
- Did the Americans with Disabilities Act work? Ross Douthat’s blog, New York Times
- Americans with Disabilities Act turns 20: ‘A reminder that we’re not done, and there’s still so much to do’ — Grand Rapids [MI] Press
- 20 years after Disabilities Act, why are we still struggling? By Lisa A. Goldstein in USA Today
- Much still needs to be done for Americans with disabilities — Letter by Shawn E. Jeffers in the Chicago Tribune
- Revealing culture at the Smithsonian: Very Special Arts (VSA) celebrates 20th anniversary of the ADA — Max Eternity in the Hufffington Post
- Equality not yet reality, disabled in area say — Toledo [Ohio] Blade
- How the disabilities act has influenced architecture — National Public Radio
- Amazing success fueled by act of discrimination– CNN
- Americans with Disabilities Act hits 20 — Detroit Free Press