“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
-George Bernard Shaw
Many of you may be familiar with the Federal government’s Disability.gov web site. A joint project with 21 federal agency partners, it is an award-winning Web site that contains disability-related resources on programs, services, laws and regulations to help people with disabilities lead full, independent lives. With just a few clicks, visitors can find critical information on a variety of topics, including benefits, civil rights, community life, education, emergency preparedness, employment, housing, health, technology and transportation.
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Disability.gov introduced the 100 Days to the ADA, a blog countdown that over the next few months will explore one of our nations’s most important civil rights achievements, including examining the ramifications of the ADA; its successes and its failures, historical points in disability history, and how supporting the rights of individuals with disabilities supports ALL Americans.
The countdown began on April 17, 2010 and over the following 100 days, there will be a daily blog post with information, resources, tips and treasures on a variety of topics and how they all relate to disability. Already, there have been blog posts about disability and: housing, financial literacy, aging, disability friendly colleges, communication skills, mental illness and people first language just to name a few.
The blogs are open for comments and individuals are invited to present personal perspectives and offer ideas for new topics. As a disclaimer and to be fair, in my other capacity, I have provided some of the content for the countdown, but do think the information available is pretty cool. AND I know that Disability.gov would love to hear from real people about their experiences. I know you have something to say.
Please do check out the 100 Days to the ADA at http://blog.govdelivery.com/usodep/. There will be a new post every single day until July 26!