PVA Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the ADA

This year marks the historic 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Paralyzed Veterans of America was instrumental in the passage of this legislation that prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in employment, public services, and public accommodations. ADA stands as the most comprehensive civil rights law affecting people with disabilities ever enacted.

Despite the many accomplishments to be celebrated, Paralyzed Veterans of America is continuing to fight against efforts to weaken the ADA, and strongly advocates for legislation that promotes compliance with the law.  

Supporting All People with Disabilities

The foundation of the ADA is to break down barriers encountered by veterans and all people with disabilities – and this is the heart of PVA’s mission. This page will provide an opportunity to share your ADA stories, as well as information on significant accessibility issues our members and all people with disabilities face, and how they can enforce their rights under the law. Stay tuned as we continue to share valuable resources throughout the year.

ADA Survey Results

PVA surveyed nearly 300 wheelchair users and asked them about life in America 30 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed. Despite the many positive changes that have come about as a result, there are still barriers to access that men and women with disabilities face on a daily basis. PVA remains committed to fighting for a world with equal access to all. [View Survey Results]

Accessibility for All

Through these animations, you can learn about just a few of the many obstacles the disability community is faced with on a daily basis as well as accessibility solutions. Click the thumbnail to view the animation.
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