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NCIL Proudly Partners with the ADA Legacy Project

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In July 2015, our nation will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA Legacy Project is a new initiative focused on three things: preserving disability history; celebrating its milestones; and educating the public and future generations of advocates.

What is the ADA Legacy Project?

We are a group of advocates, caregivers, organizations, people with disabilities and others who are working to create the legacy of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): a world in which all people are accepted and valued for who and how they are.

To that end, The ADA Legacy Project was developed to preserve disability history; to celebrate the accomplishments of people with disabilities, including passage of the ADA; and to educate the public on disability history and issues.

The disability community is a thriving network of individuals and organizations who are actively involved in many of these initiatives. As such, the role of The ADA Legacy Project is simply a clearinghouse to connect, coordinate, and communicate these efforts.

Currently, our celebration efforts are focused on planning a legacy tour and other events to celebrate the ADA’s 25th anniversary in 2015. This will include a tool kit to enable local communities to participate. We are also connecting disability history exhibits, projects, and curricula. 

Join us: Participate in one of our committees, share information about your own projects or events, or help us raise funds. There are so many ways you can help, both big and small.

General Information: For more information or to get involved, please contact: Kristen Vincent, The ADA Legacy Project Coordinator, at


  1. It is definitely not to early to start planning for the 25th Anniversary. Glad you are on top of it!

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