ADA Advocate Interviews
"It was not just a thing that was going to affect us," remarks Ric Edwards, “it was going to affect our kids and our kids' kids and many generations to follow.” Disability leaders and advocates in Indiana recognized the momentous opportunity presented by the proposed Americans with Disabilities civil rights legislation.
In addition to the individuals represented in this collection, numerous Hoosiers paved the way for, or specifically contributed to, the eventual adoption of the ADA in 1990. Then, Indiana advocates took it upon themselves to become informed about the ADA’s provisions and to train their peers. Advocates in the state also contributed to the process of creating regulations, and then making sure those regulations were implemented. In these interviews, many dedicated individuals are named and given credit for their dedicated involvement.
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