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Who Needs Straws? Lots of People

It seems like a no-brainer: Get rid of straws and we’ll all leave a smaller carbon footprint.

But this only works if we don’t think about the people who need them. See the article below for more details.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/11/opinions/starbucks-plastic-draw-hurts-disabled-like-me-blake/index.html

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Happy 27th Birthday, ADA! We couldn’t have done it without you.

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) had its 27th birthday on July 26, 2018.

Before this law, people with disabilities had few tools to help us gain access to places and opportunities that most  people take for granted.

The link below contains many of the landmark court decisions and rewrites that have shaped the current version of the ADA. There are also links to articles about historical events that helped legislators realize that this law could not be delayed any longer.

And…these links will take you to the actual words of the ADA. They describe our right to work, to go to stores and offices, to have curb cuts available and to be participants in (not just observers of) modern life.

So happy birthday, ADA, and here’s to many more!

https://adata.org/ada-timeline