ADA Impact Survey: An opportunity to reflect on the effects of this sweeping civil rights law

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Lex Frieden, the legendary key author of the Americans with Disabilities Act, needs help evaluating the impact of the landmark civil rights law.

Frieden, and the organization he works with, Independent Living Research Utilization, ILRU, have developed a 10-minute online survey. It collects the opinions of people with disabilities, advocates and interested parties nationwide in preparation for the 25th anniversary of the law’s signing.

According to ILRU, “The information gathered from this survey will help us 1) understand what aspects of society have become more accessible due to the ADA; 2) understand what areas of society still require further investigation and proposed solutions; and 3) to develop and improve the information, support, and guidance needed to help further the goals of the ADA. These findings will also provide the foundation for further research on the ADA and its impact on people with disabilities.”

They have received hundreds of responses, but they are urging more people all over the US to take the survey, particularly those in Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Puerto Rico.

The survey is available on the ILRU Southwest ADA Center website.

A similar survey by the Public Interest Network was shared on Galaxy in November.

2 thoughts on “ADA Impact Survey: An opportunity to reflect on the effects of this sweeping civil rights law

  1. Deidre says:

    Well, it took a little longer, but we have done a lot to brag about when it comes to ADA enforcement.;)

  2. Christine E Clark says:

    Honor and advocate WITH those who are non-verbal. Total communication skills need more practice by all.

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