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Disability Matters

Disability Matters

Tuesday at 11 AM Pacific

July 20th 2010:Tony Coelho

Joyce welcomes The Honorable Tony Coelho, former congressman, and author of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). He will discuss the long journey he went through to gather support for the passage of this ground breaking piece of legislation. In addition, he will reflect on what it means to him to have the ADA in place, working for Americans with disabilities 20 years later.

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The Honorable Tony Coelho

The most significant piece of legislation The Honorable Tony Coelho sponsored was the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which he introduced in the House on May 9, 1989. “The Americans with Disabilities Act provides a clear, comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities. This mandate is urgently needed by our Nation’s 43 million disabled citizens,” he stressed. His passion for this legislation stemmed from his experiences as a person living with epilepsy and from witnessing discriminatory behavior toward others with the condition. “My epilepsy is what makes me tick,” he said. ADA passed the House in May 1990 and was
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