July 26 is the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA is an exceptional piece of legislation. We’ve come so far in 30 years. Businesses are more accessible. Children have greater access in schools. Yet, there is still more work to be done. In honor of the ADA’s 30-year milestone, Quantum’s brand ambassadors and Q Roll Models share their thoughts of the significance of the ADA and how we can make an impact and strengthen the legacy of this immensely important law for future generations to come.
Emily Ladau on the ADA
Q Roll Model Emily Ladau shares how important the ADA is to her. While the country continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, opportunities to promote the ADA’s message may seem limited. Don’t be discouraged! Emily has some tips for things you can do to make a difference. Lead a fundraiser to help raise money for a local business to install an accessible entrance or ramp into their store. You can also post about the ADA on social media. Share how this immensely important piece of legislation has impacted your life. Click here to read Emily’s blog.
Madonna Long and Her Reflections on the ADA
Madonna Long is a brand ambassador for Quantum and a dedicated advocate for the disability community. In her latest blog, Madonna reflects on her relationship with the late Cheryl Sensenbrenner, whose unyielding passion and determination made the country a more inclusive place for people living with disabilities. Cheryl’s incredible efforts in educating lawmakers on the importance of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as the ADA Amendments Act, helped pave the way in establishing a broad scope of protections for Americans living with disabilities.
Zoe Hernandez and her ADA Reflections
As a brand ambassador of Quantum and a person with a disability, Zoe Hernandez knows the importance of the ADA, specifically the five Titles that make up the Americans with Disabilities Act. In her latest blog, Zoe talks about Title I and Title II of the ADA and how they offer protections to individuals with disabilities. Click to read the full blog, the Titles of the ADA.