Jul 26, 2020

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A woman wearing a face mask stands near a man who was born without arms. She is wearing a pink shirt, and he is wearing a black shirt.
To mark the 30th anniversary of the civil rights law’s signing on July 26, 1990, WCPO 9 News interviewed a variety of Greater Cincinnati residents about what the Americans with Disabilities Act has meant for them. Read the story here.

For many, the ADA has opened up opportunities that would not have existed for people with disabilities 30 years ago. Local advocates acknowledge the progress that’s been made since the law was signed and are encouraged to continue fighting for accessibility and inclusion.

“The ADA is the floor, not the ceiling,” said Jill Gibboney, who serves as vice-chair of the Cincinnati Accessibility Board of Advisors, or CABA. “If you can meet that, that’s great. But that’s really just like the bottom of things and then there’s so much further to go.”

Thank you to Lucy May for such thoughtful and thorough reporting, and to everyone who shared their story with her and our larger community.

We also had an opportunity to talk to Fox 19 morning anchor Jessica Brown about our Disability Pride celebration. See the clip here.
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