When no one was looking…ADA Amendments Act of 2008

When no one was looking… President George W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008 into law.

On Thursday, September 25, in the shadow of America’s brooding financial crisis, Bill S.3406 was signed. Quietly and without fanfare, it became Public Law No: 110-325. Given all the other issues occupying the nation’s attention, it is understandable how this event did not get much public attention. It is, however, sad that this monumental bolstering of civil rights legislation for people with disabilities was not afforded the open celebration that it deserved.

(E-mail from Stephanie Leary via Susan Cozad via Sharron Rush via Rob McInnes)