Celebrate 27 Years of the

Americans with Disabilities Act


The 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is rapidly approaching. The ADA was signed into law on July 26, 1990. Throughout the year the Great Lakes Center will participate in celebrating this landmark event as a way of bringing attention to the important work that has been done to promote equal opportunity for people with disabilities and to highlight the work that is yet to be done.

The Great Lakes ADA Center, along with its ADA Affiliate Network has accomplished significant results toward voluntary compliance with the ADA. The ADA Anniversary Information and Resources has been designed to capture our collective achievements and highlight useful ADA information and materials that can be used to enhance your 27th ADA anniversary events. We encourage duplication of these materials for print and distribution purposes.

The information and resources include the following materials:

  1. Press Release: The Great Lakes ADA Celebrates 28 Years of Facilitating Voluntary Compliance of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  2. ADA Developments in the Great Lakes Region Over 2016-2017 (IL,IN,MI,MN,OH,WI): Most recent circuit court decisions in the Great Lakes Region
  3. ADA Celebration Events: Many organizations in the region are holding celebrations - check to see if any are near you.
  4. Timeline of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  5. ADA National Network Anniversary Tool Kit
  6. The ADA Legacy Project The ADA Legacy Project celebrates our present by partnering with those who work to honor the milestones and accomplishments of the disability rights movement
  7. New Technical Assistance Materials
The ADA Anniversary Information was developed by the Great Lakes ADA Center and reflects the best professional judgment of its staff and regional affiliate network. However, these materials have not been reviewed for accuracy by the federal enforcement agencies. The information, materials, and/or technical assistance are intended solely as informal guidance, and are neither a determination of your legal rights or responsibilities under the Act, nor binding on any agency with enforcement responsibility under the ADA.

Last Updated on:
Thu Jul 27, 2017