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6/30/2015

U.S. Department of Labor Celebrates 25 Years of the ADA

Throughout the month of July, the U.S. Department of Labor will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by highlighting the legislation's impact on the employment of people with disabilities. On July 1, the Labor Department will officially launch its celebration with a historical timeline that marks key disability employment milestones leading up to and succeeding the passage of the ADA. The webpage that houses this timeline also features personal stories from workers and young people with disabilities discussing their experiences with employment and entering the world of work before and after the ADA's passage. Those interested in submitting their own personal stories are encouraged to do so and may see their story showcased on this page in the coming weeks.  

In addition, the Labor Department will continue to promote the employment of people with disabilities by featuring a new announcement or event each day leading up to the anniversary on July 26. These activities will demonstrate the many ways that the work of different agencies within the Labor Department supports the employment of people with disabilities, including, but not limited to the work of the Office of Disability Employment Policy. To stay up to date with each day's activities, connect with the Labor Department's social media pages at Twitter and Facebook.

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