Governor Tony Evers celebrates the impact of the ADA in ensuring civil rights, and advancing inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities. The Governor notes that as we celebrate, we recognize that much work still needs to be done to insure equity and equality for folks with disabilities, and reaffirm our commitment to realizing the promise of the ADA.
Ashley Mathy, People First Wisconsin, talks about the importance of the ADA in advancing voting rights. Ashley plans to vote absentee this year. Check out Ashley’s call to action!
Cindy Bentley, Executive Director of People First Wisconsin, reflects on how the ADA made a difference in her life and so many others.
Sandy Popp, of Options for Independent Living in Green Bay advocated for the passage of the ADA on Capital Hill. In this video, Sandy reflects on the progress made as a result of the ADA and the need to continue the battle for access for all people, especially this year with the pandemic. Lead on, Sandy!
John Nousaine was Executive Direction of North Country Independent Living, until he retired in 2019. In this video, John reflects on the impact of the ADA and the need to keep agitating for change.
Denise Jess, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired reflects on how the ADA has increased access to the ballot box for voters with disabilities – and the continuing challenges to ensure accessible voting. Wisconsin does not have an accessible absentee ballot.