Celebrating the Anniversary and Evolution of the ADA

Peter Berg has been working in the field of disabilities almost as long as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been in effect. For the past 20 years, he has worked for the Great Lakes ADA Center, providing education and training on various aspects of the ADA for people with disabilities across six states. […]

2015 marks key year for workers accommodations

The year 2015 is a particularly important one for Americans with disabilities. It marks the 70th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) as well as the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Teresa Goddard — a senior consultant at the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) — has a family history of disability […]

Highlights From The Disability Rights Movement

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990 and became a significant landmark in people with disabilities’ quest for equal rights.  In addition to the ADA, several people, organizations and events influenced the Disability Rights Movement.  These are just some of the highlights: 1956 – Congress passes the Social Security Amendments of 1956, […]