“Are Communities in the United States Planning for Pedestrians with Disabilities? Findings from a Systematic Evaluation of Local Government Barrier Removal Plans”
Cities with many pedestrian barriers can inhibit community mobility, access to services, and social participation for people with disabilities. This article features highlights from a recent study of cities’ plans to improve accessibility for pedestrians with disabilities. A review of 401 cities revealed a small minority had adequate plans, and among those reporting barriers, an average of 65% of curb ramps and 48% of sidewalks were not accessible
The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released this report on a national survey of school districts. Findings reveal that two-thirds of U.S public school districts have school buildings that are inaccessible to people with disabilities.
BraunAbility, a global mobility vehicle company, recently published the first in a series of annual report cards summarizing the responses from both the disability community and the general population about the state of accessibility and inclusion of individuals with mobility disabilities in the United States.
ADA: 30th Anniversary
July 26, 2020 marked the 30th Anniversary of the signing of the ADA. A number of articles and opinion pieces offered various perspectives on the history and impact of this important piece of civil rights legislation.
- “One Laid Groundwork for the ADA; The Other Grew Up Under Its Promises”
- “In Their Own Words: How the Americans with Disabilities Act Changed People's Lives”
- “30 Years Later: How the ADA Changed Life for People with Disabilities”
- “The ADA Was a Monumental Achievement 30 Years Ago, but the Fight for Equal Rights Continues”
- Opinion: “It’s Time to Revisit Our ADA To-Do” Lists
- “‘Nothing About Us Without Us’: 16 Moments in the Fight for Disability Rights”
- “30 Years After ADA, Inaccessibility Persists for the Disabled”
- “Accessibility Experts and Architects Consider 30 Years of the ADA”
Visit our ADA Anniversary page for more information about events, social media campaigns, films, exhibits, articles, and more as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ADA all year long!