Arlington Recognizes 32nd Anniversary of the ADA

Published on July 26, 2022

Arlington County officials and staff as well as partners in the disability community gathered at Quincy Park to celebrate 32 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its influence in expanding opportunities for millions of Americans living with one or more disabilities.  

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the ADA into law, establishing a clear and comprehensive national mandate to eliminate discrimination against individuals with disabilities. As such, this landmark law has expanded opportunities for millions of Americans with disabilities by reducing barriers and increasing full participation in community life. 

During this year’s commemoration, Arlington County Board Chair Katie Cristol issued a proclamation for the 32nd anniversary of the ADA highlighting Arlington’s commitment to being accessible and inclusive to all our residents and visitors and to promoting independence as a core principle of the ADA. Others including the Arlington County Disability Advisory Commission, the Arlington County Community Services Board, LEAD-Arlington’s Employee Resource Group, the ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia and the Arc of Northern Virginia joined Cristol in recognizing the legacy of the ADA.

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