RCIL to celebrate ADA’s 25th anniversary at Osage City park

OSAGE CITY – The Resource Center for Independent Living Inc. is celebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 25th anniversary on July 8, 2015. Members of the community are welcome to attend the Osage City RCIL Friends group meeting to learn about the ADA. There will be a speaker and a free barbecue 12-2 p.m. Wednesday at Lincoln Park in Osage City.

The ADA became law on July 26, 1990, signed by President George H.W. Bush. It is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life such as jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.

“Now you know what the ADA is, take a minute to think about life without the ADA,” said Beth Burnett, RCIL information and outreach coordinator. “Do automatic doors, elevators, curb cuts, ramps, accommodations in the workplace and accessible transportation help make communities more accessible and people independent? These are just a few examples of things supported by the ADA that everyone with or without disabilities benefit from every day.”

In addition to celebrating the ADA, visitors will also be entered to win a door prize. Everyone is welcome to join the celebration.

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