Senator Boucher Hails 20th Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act

July 23, 2010

Senator Toni Boucher (R-26) reminded Connecticut residents that the nation’s landmark Americans With Disabilities Act was signed into law twenty years ago on July 26, 1990.

“I will never forget how proud I was when this amazing country of ours formally and legally embraced our moral obligation to ensure that no one is excluded because of a disability. When signing this landmark legislation into law on July 26, 1990, President George H. W. Bush said ‘Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.’ Today, everyone knows about the Americans With Disabilities Act that has improved the quality of life for so many people, and will continue to benefit future generations,” said Senator Boucher.

Senator Boucher noted that the Americans With Disabilities Act Coalition of Connecticut, Inc. (ADACC) will sponsor a “20th Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act Program” at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Monday, July 26th. Further information about the ADACC is available at

Senator Boucher encouraged Connecticut residents interested in learning more about the Americans With Disabilities Act to visit the ADA Home Page on the United States Department of Justice website at This law, which has been updated over the past 20 years, prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation and telecommunications.