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Press Release -- July 20th, 2020
Source: AT&T

LIVE EVENT: Celebrating 30 Years of Opportunity for Americans with Disabilities

The signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 1990, was a watershed moment in US history, opening up opportunity for millions of Americans who live with a disability.

Please join us for a very important evening of celebration honoring the ADA’s 30th anniversary.

July 23, 7-9:15 pm ET
Livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook Live
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Brought to you by AT&T

The event will feature the voices and talents of leading members of the disabled community, including leaders, policymakers, advocates, performers, artists, singers, dancers, poets, filmmakers and storytellers. Emceed by entertainer and comedian, Danny Woodburn, this star-studded program will illuminate the profound impact of the ADA on American life.

“The ADA is a beacon for progress that can only happen when determined activists, people like you and me campaign and lobby for change,” said Chief Compliance Officer David Huntley of AT&T, Inc. “At AT&T, we’re committed to the ADA mission and ensuring that we are providing equal employment opportunities to people with disabilities makes us a better company.”

President George H. W. Bush signed the ADA into law. Modeled on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the ADA is the most comprehensive disability rights legislation in history providing protections in the areas of employment, government, transportation, public accommodations (restaurants, hotels, stores and arts venues) and telecommunications.

Lead On! #ADA30LeadOn #ATTDiversity #ATTAccessibility

Source: Tom Olin/The Tom Olin Collection, an AT&T Humanity of Connection recipient.

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