Visit ACL.gov/ADA and join us at noon ET on Thursday, July 30, for a virtual celebration.
At noon ET today, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will host a virtual celebration of the 30th anniversary of the ADA.
ACL Administrator Lance Robertson and OCR Director Roger Severino will be joined by Lynn Johnson, Administrator of the Administration for Children and Families; Rear Admiral Michael Weahkee, Director of the Indian Health Service; and Calder Lynch, Director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services. They will discuss the progress HHS has made as a department – and that America has made as a nation – in the years since the ADA established a clear expectation of accessibility and full participation. They will also discuss the work that still remains to remove barriers to inclusion and equal access to all facets of American life.
The event will be livestreamed, and in effort to improve the viewing experience for the deaf and hard of hearing audience, there will be a second livestream that includes American Sign Language interpretation.