Celebrate 31 Years of the ADA
In 2021, we will celebrate the 31st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA) on July 26. This year's theme is #ADA31 - Celebrate, Learn, Share. Visit the ADA National Network's ADA Anniversary website for more ideas on how to commemorate this year's anniversary.
CELEBRATE - Are you planning a local Celebration (either virtual or in person) of the ADA in your city or town? Let us know ... firstname.lastname@example.org or (812) 856-5251.
SHARE - This year, the ADA National Network will be using the following hashtags on social media: #ADA31 or #ThanksToTheADA.
31st Anniversary Resources
- Anniversary of the ADA: July 26, 2021 - The U.S. Census Bureau released their "Facts for Features" to commemorate the 31st Anniversary of the ADA.
- ADA Stories from Indiana - Learn about the experiences of Hoosiers in advocating for and promoting the Americans with Disabilities Act in Indiana.
- ADA in Indiana online exhibit - The “ADA in Indiana” online exhibit on the Indiana Disability History website has video interviews, photographs, and other artifacts that capture the experience of Hoosiers working for the passage and the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- #ThanksToTheADA - This year to commemorate the 31st Anniversary of the ADA, the ADA National Network will use the hashtag, #ThanksToTheADA and #ADA31. Last year the Great Lakes ADA Center interviewed several people from their region (Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota) about why they are thankful for the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA. Several individuals from Indiana participated in this national campaign.
30th Anniversary of the ADA
During 2020, ADA-Indiana conducted several activities to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA).
- Virtual Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the ADA - On July 24, 2020, ADA-Indiana hosted an online event to commemorate the anniversary of the ADA.
- ADA Report Card - During September 2020, people with disabilities, family members, and advocates in Indiana had the opportunity to report how well they felt their communities were doing in implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act. They were asked to “grade” their communities and to point out areas where there was need for more progress in coming into compliance with the ADA. The results are included in the 2020 ADA Report Card for Indiana.
- ADA Summit Report - In the report, The Americans with Disabilities Act at 30 for Hoosiers with Disabilities, the Center for Health Equity staff at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community present the findings from interviews with leaders of disability advocacy organizations, regional town hall meetings, and an online survey during the summer of 2020.