The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed to insure equal access and to protect the rights of those with disabilities. AccessAmerica is a nonprofit organization founded to promote quality of life, accessibility and equal access to all Americans with disabilities. Laws protecting these rights were set into motion years ago, and we work to help make certain they are followed in communities across the U.S. today.
In many ways, the ADA was a first step. All these years later, there is still work to do to ensure those regulations are enforced. There is still information on discrimination that needs to be shared. And there is still a need to promote awareness regarding challenges people with disabilities face every day. In other words, the road to access and equality is still a long one.
AccessAmerica partners with other like-minded and passionate organizations across healthcare, legal, political and marketing sectors who are happy to roll up their sleeves to help when we need specific expertise. That way AccessAmerica can offer services and support tailored to the need or situation – experts in their fields with proven track records of advocacy and fighting for change on behalf of disabled Americans in the areas of fair housing, mobility and disability rights.
AccessAmerica advocates are leaders in the nonprofit industry, lawyers, lobbyists, philanthropists, volunteers and concerned citizens who are committed to raising awareness and fighting for change. When someone with a disability is discriminated against or has his or her right violated, we can mobilize our network of advocates to protect rights and improve accessibility in the workplace, the community, educational institutions and more.
Walk public spaces in a disabled person’s shoes. If you suspect ADA violations, document and report them. It’s that easy to make a big difference.