July 25, 2003
Statement of Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao on
the 13th Anniversary of the Signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act,
July 26, 2003
Tomorrow we celebrate the 13th anniversary of the signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act, a landmark legislation of compassion and empowerment. The ADA has been a major civil rights legislation for the disabled community. Since its passage, it has been a powerful force in removing barriers to people with disabilities by increasing their opportunities in education, home ownership, transportation, and employment.