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33 years ago on July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. This historic civil rights law protects the rights of people with disabilities.


Honoring the Life and Work of Judy Heumann (1947-2023)

Judy Heumann is facing forward and smiling.

Widely regarded as “the mother” of the disability rights movement, Judy’s impact on the world will inspire generations to come.



This Tool Kit is a project of the ADA National Network and its ten regional ADA Centers across the United States that provide comprehensive “one-stop” information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Contact your ADA Center in the ADA National Network at 1-800-949-4232.