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. This celebratory time offers an opportunity to commemorate the ADA’s history and its future potential.
In Justice in Aging’s new issue brief, ADA at 25: Aging Advocates Celebrate Partnership and Progress, we reflect on twenty-five years of the ADA and its progress for people with disabilities, including older adults with disabilities. One in three older adults lives with some type of disability and the law’s protections continue to shape and improve the lives of older Americans.
The brief provides an overview of the advocacy behind the ADA, an explanation of the relationship between the ADA and Olmstead, and details four key areas where the ADA continues to shape the environment, care and services for older adults.