Promote your department’s services at 25th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act July 23 – deadline to request a table is today

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Minneapolis is hosting a celebration noon-3 p.m., July 23 at City Hall. City departments can request a table to promote their services at the event. The informational tables will be set up on Fourth Street, which will be closed to traffic for the event.

Table space is limited, and priority will be given to departments that have specific services, assistive devices or equipment that allows people with disabilities better interaction with the City. To request a table, contact Claudia Diggs today.

Volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to help set up, tear down and give directions at the event. If you can volunteer, contact Claudia Diggs today. Check with your supervisor if you have questions about taking time off to volunteer.

About the Americans with Disabilities Act

Viewed as the most comprehensive civil rights law for people with disabilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act became law in July 1990. The law bans discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, public accommodation, public services, transportation and telecommunications.

About the event

The event will feature speakers, awards, performances by Young Dance, an obstacle course demonstration by Canine Inspired Change and tours of the latest accessible Metro Transit buses.

Noon-3 p.m., Thursday, July 23
Fourth Street South between Third and Fourth avenues South
Speakers and awards at 1 p.m. in the Rotunda

For more information about the event, click here.

Download a free ride pass to the event from Metro Transit.

Quality of services for residents with disabilities

Besides observing the milestone with the July 23 celebration, Minneapolis and its partners are focusing on improving engagement, participation and quality of service for residents with disabilities:

The 25th anniversary celebration is being organized by the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department, the Department of Civil Rights, the Minneapolis Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and the Metropolitan Council.

The Americans with Disabilities Act covers daily life activities such as employment, housing, public accommodations, education, transportation, communication, parks and recreation, health services, voting, and access to public services.

Published Jul 14, 2015

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