Two people holding signs to celebrate the ADA wave to passing cars outside the HCDDS office

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the ADA

This story was originally published in July 2020 on our website.

Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act in Cincinnati in July 2020! You can see all of our ADA30 stories on our website

We kicked off with a proclamation from the City of Cincinnati recommitting to the principles of the landmark civil rights legislation and efforts to make our city more accessible and inclusive. See Councilman David Mann read the proclamation on Facebook or YouTube.

We had more than 600 people tune in live to our panel discussion about the impact of the ADA with local advocates and community leaders. If you missed it, you can watch it on Facebook or on YouTube.

We honored Project SEARCH, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Cincinnati Accessibility Board of Advisors, and Disability Cocoon for being champions of inclusion. Each organization is committed to improving access to employment, community life, or technology so everyone can participate. Learn more about each award winner on the Disability Pride Facebook event or on YouTube.

We had dozens of people participate in honk-and-waves around Greater Cincinnati to raise public awareness of the ADA and show how people with disabilities are a vital part of our community.

See the video recap below. 



Our celebration would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the Cincinnati ADA 30 Committee: the City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County DD Services, Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries, Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati, the Center for Independent Living Options, the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio, Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired and Cincinnati Metro.