This past Sunday, July 26, people across the country celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Here in Chicago, the Trust is supporting a year-long initiative called ADA 25 Chicago—a network of more than 160 partner organizations leveraging this milestone anniversary to increase access and inclusion for people with disabilities through substantive new projects and initiatives.
While there is much to celebrate in the historic results of the ADA, we must also focus on the remaining work ahead. ADA 25 Chicago is designed to create lasting legacies that will improve the lives of people with disabilities for years to come. ADA 25 Chicago’s legacy projects are designed to address areas of need for metropolitan Chicago residents, as Executive Director Emily Harris talks about in this interview with ABC7 Chicago.
In honor of this week’s anniversary, we’ve gathered some ADA-related good news from around the Web:
The AT&T and New York University Connect Ability Challenge winners were announced Tuesday. Kinesic Mouse, a software solution that uses a 3D camera to detect facial expressions and head rotations so that users can operate a PC hands-free, won the grand prize as well as the “Best Mobility Solution” prize.