Mayor Ben Blake and advocates for the disabled recently gathered at City Hall here in Milford, Connecticut to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Act was signed into law in 1990, prohibiting discrimination against the disabled. From the Milford City Hall Facebook page;
Advocates for people with disabilities, including members of the Center for Disability Rights and Milford’s CT Concerned Citizens for People with Disabilities, gathered at City Hall to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Since President George H.W. Bush signed the ADA into law on July 26, 1990, basic access has been expanded to millions of Americans previous denied basic rights and opportunities.
A video of the gathering was filmed by the Milford Mirror. The Milford City Hall Facebook page posted some pictures from the event as well. The video itself has been uploaded to Youtube and can be watched down below;
Interested in learning more about the ADA? Head to their official website here. You can also head over to the website for the Center for Disability Rights here and the Facebook page for the Concerned Citizens for People with Disabilities here.
Happy to see our Mayor take part in this occasion! Thank you to all who volunteer to help give a voice and a lending hand to those with disabilities who can not do it for themselves.