This week marks the 23rd anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which guarantees equal access to major aspects of mainstream life that had previously been denied to many people living with disabilities. In recognition of this milestone, communities all around the country are holding events to honor the impact this law has had on so many lives.
In St. Paul, a coalition of local, state, and federal accessibility groups and agencies is hosting a free event celebrating the ADA on Friday, July 26th from 1-3 PM at the Elmer L. Anderson Human Services Building located at 540 Cedar Street. The public is invited to participate in this entertaining and informative event that will feature a local storyteller as well as updates of state government action such as the recent Olmstead Decision hearings. For more information, or to request accommodations, contact Cindy Tarshish at 651-603-2015 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WeCo supports the spirit and letter of the ADA and recognizes that progress is being made in the delivery of goods, services and information over the Internet to persons living with disabilities. WeCo focuses our efforts on creating a World Wide Web that is accessible to all people regardless of ability. We accomplish this by hiring individuals living with disabilities who become experts at Internet accessibility simply by navigating their day-to-day lives. The WeCo Accessibility Test Platform enables these individuals to put their life experience to work to help make web sites and electronic communications more accessible for everyone.