Kristy Mandigo Kinkor
32nd Anniversary of ADA!
July is a momentous month in the disability community. First and foremost, the 26th marks the 32nd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and we’ve been celebrating all month. As Disability Month comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on how far we’ve come as a community.
The ADA was a landmark moment. Signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1990, this civil rights law has opened countless opportunities for people with disabilities.
This month is a time for the disability community to come together and celebrate our accomplishments. The disability community has made tremendous strides in the last 32 years. But there’s still work to be done. I look forward to being part of building and accomplishing strides in this area. It only takes one person to make real change. The signing of ADA changed my life. I am able to work successfully with some reasonable accommodations and I’m very thankful for those that came before me that fought for these rights. I look forward to helping others push back barriers and navigate through their career path in their own way to be successful.