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As the USA celebrates the (ADA) we get the DDA, Big Society and a Race online (by 2012)

Disabled people and Deaf people across the States celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act yesterday and it was streamed live from The White House. It came into force in 1990. It would take the UK another 6 years to get the Disability Discrimination Act into place – 2 years after the 1994 Civil Rights (Disabled Persons) Bill was talked out by Nicolas Scott – the then Minister for Disabled people using political... 
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Watch the 20th Anniversary celebrations from the Americans with Disabilities Act

It’s been 20 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act came into force. Celebrations took place yesterday at The White House and it was streamed online live with American Sign Language and subtitles. Unfortunately the video below from The White House is without subtitles! Worth a watch. You can skip right to President Obama’s speech on the video (27 mins in). Or read the transcript.  Read More →

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