Americans with Disabilities Act - 25th Anniversary in NYC Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   

On July 26, 2015 the United States of America will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This act has provided equal access for the over 800,000 people with disabilities living in NYC and the millions around our country. Our Administration holds the values of the ADA very close and continues to fight the inequalities that exist in our city.


During the entire month of July the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) will be celebrating the ADA with many events throughout the city, which include but are not limited to:

-        July 1st- A Museum exhibit at the Brooklyn Historical Society- “Disability Rights in New York City- The Moments that Define the Movement”

-        July 12th – The Inaugural Disability Pride Parade that will march from Madison Square Park to Union Square Park- The Grand Marshall will be the Architect of the ADA- Senator Tom Harkin

-        CUNY Lectures Series throughout the Five Boroughs that will touch on Disability and Employment, Disability and Civic Engagement, Disability and Women’s Health and more…

-        Disability Films and Adaptive Sports & Recreation Clinics at NYC Parks

-        DOT Transportation EXPO

-        Our Annual ADA Awards with Mayor de Blasio

-        And MUCH MORE!

-        Check out our video- ADA25NYC


Most agencies and non-profits are involved in the planning and implementation of these events and I thank you for all your assistance! For those that want to do more or are not involved please:

-        Plan and submit an ADA specific event here

-        MARCH WITH US and show your agencies Disability Pride- sign up here  

-        Follow us on Facebook and Twitter- @NYCDisabilities #ADA25NYC

-        Check out our ADA25NYC website

-        Post our ADA25NYC logo on your website- See attached

-        Invite us to any disability specific event or ribbon cutting that includes ADA