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Americans with Disabilities Act 25th Anniversary Celebratory PSA

ADA Legacy Project LogoOn the 100 day countdown to the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA Legacy Project is pleased to announce the release of a universally designed Public Service Announcement marking the 25th Anniversary of the ADA. This PSA highlights several events leading up to and including the signing of the ADA by President George H. W. Bush on July 26, 1990. Included in the PSA is a commemorative logo designed by Dan Wilkins, as well as historic black and white photographs provided by Tom Olin including a march, the Capitol crawl, and other demonstrations by persons with disabilities and their supporters.

The PSA is sponsored by ADA Legacy Project, which has been conducting a nation-wide tour of images and stories leading up the passage of the ADA.

The PSA was created and edited by Helen E. Walsh of Diverse Disability Media to be accessible to all by its utilization of universal design principles, using open caption and open audio description. The PSA additionally provides a long text description of the video for full detail. Ms. Walsh also announced that she is working on further ADA commemorative projects including a compilation of (30 seconds or less) smartphone videos from the community answering the question “How will you celebrate ADA25?”

This PSA and narrative can be accessed on the new YouTube Channel ADA 25 Celebrate!

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