What is Disability Justice?
Disability rights are not special rights. Disability rights are civil rights. Disability rights are human rights.
The Americans with Disabilities Act is civil rights law just like the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
This year we celebrate 30 years of the ADA.
The ADA means affordable housing, universal healthcare, voting rights, public education, public transportation, workers' rights, Medicaid, Medicare, justice reform, fair housing, and full employment.
Disability Justice means full inclusion in every part of society.
The ADA insures that people with disabilities are guaranteed ". . . the opportunity to blend fully and equally into the rich mosaic off the American Mainstream . . . We will not tolerate discrimination in America." " . . . Ours will never be a truly prosperous nation until all within it prosper."
- George H W Bush, signing the ADA into law, 1990