July 26, 2011
Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today released the following statement on the 21st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) becoming law:
“For the last 21 years, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has brought greater equality to countless Nevadans and Americans across the country. Through this landmark civil rights measure, we’ve removed barriers to employment, transportation, public services, telecommunications and public accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Not a single Nevadan nor American should be restricted from fully participating as members of their community, and the ADA gives individuals with disabilities greater opportunities, freedoms and access to perform basic tasks that many of us take for granted.
“While we’ve made great strides to ensure that the civil rights of all Americans are protected, there is still work to be done, and I remain steadfast in my commitment to further increasing access and preventing all forms of discrimination.”