The title page of the Americans with Disabilities Act that shows the sections of the bill and is stamped with the White House RECEIVED stamp

The title page of the Americans with Disabilities Act that shows the sections of the bill and is stamped with the White House RECEIVED stamp.

This landmark legislation was decades in the making and eagerly anticipated by members of the Disability Rights Movement. It represented a major step toward the inclusion of people with disabilities in society.

Courtesy Of The National Archives

In their own words

Those with disabilities share their personal stories.

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Opening more
than doors

Browse images and artifacts.

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Missouri History Museum exhibition

Americans with Disabilities Act: 20 Years Later.
June 26, 2010
to Jan 8, 2012

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