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25 Years of making access matter

On July 26, 2015, we will celebrate the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA makes sure people with disabilities have access to buildings and services. It also means Californians with disabilities have access to education, work and communities of their choice. Every year since the ADA was signed, California bills are introduced that try to limit the full and equal access of Californian’s with disabilities. For the past decade, Disability Rights California has fought to stop the Legislature from weakening the law. In the past two years, DRC has stopped 7 bills. Preserving access rights requires constant vigilance. Support the work of DRC in defeating discriminatory bills that restrict full and access for Californians with disabilities. Join our campaign and tell California that ACCESS MATTERS! Give a gift in honor of the ADA's 25th anniversary. We'll put it to use defending the rights of Californians. Because ACCESS MATTERS and everyone deserves the right to go to school, work, and live where they choose.

ADA 25th Anniversary LogoWhy your support matters now

  • Nearly 400,000 Californians with disabilities benefited from DRC litigation in 2014
  • Businesses have had 25 years to become fully accessible to customers with disabilities
  • California access laws have been in effect since the 1970's
  • Nearly 100 percent of acces lawsuits involve more than one problem
  • Most access violations are inexpensive and easy to fix  

Help us spread the word that access matters

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