July 26, 2022 |

The Americans with Disabilities Act Celebrates 32 Years

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed into law on July 26, 1990, is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in all aspects of living, including public life, jobs, schools, and spaces open to the public.

Our community has so generously welcomed people with disabilities as part of the fabric of our community that, as a whole, we are giving life to the letter and spirit of the ADA.

Black Hills Works is incredibly grateful to the businesses that make their establishments accessible, to the employers who hire people with disabilities, to the educators who teach our youth with disabilities and help prepare them for adulthood, and to our supporters who give their time and contributions to Black Hills Works in our support of people with disabilities.

Certainly, there is work yet to be done to realize the full potential of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Individuals with disabilities still face barriers. Our community, however, has shown a real commitment to helping chip away at these barriers.

For our part, Black Hills Works will continue every day to ensure that we live in a community where everyone can achieve a life of full potential.

Additional Resources

Your Words and Our Image: A Guide to Communicating and Interacting with People with Disabilities

Words Matter Blog https://www.blackhillsworks.org/blog/2021/09/08/words-matter/

Doing our Part to Close the Digital Divide https://www.blackhillsworks.org/blog/2022/03/28/doing-our-part-to-close-the-digital-divide/

Share This