Friday, July 23, 2010

ADA's Impact

ADA is a success. That's the finding of a online survey of disability leaders. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 has fulfilled much of its promise, the respondents said, but the findings also uncovered new challenges. A University of Texas professor led the research covering 870 participants from more than 400 communities in all 50 states. More than 90% of survey respondents believe that the quality of life for people with disabilities in communities across the US but they also pointed out that there are opportunities to be realized and challenges to be overcome. Most of the group said the ADA legislation has had more influence on their lives than any other social, cultural or legislative change in the last 20 years.