TALLAHASSEE, FL—The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law 25 years ago this month, and the Tallahassee community will celebrate this landmark legislation on July 24. The Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), Ability 1st, Blind Services, City of Tallahassee, Vocational Rehabilitation, Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Family Network on Disabilities, Able Trust, Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, and many other stakeholders will host Florida’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of the ADA.
State and community leaders will participate in a program from 10 to 11 a.m. in Tallahassee City Commission Chambers, located at 300 South Adams Street. A keynote speaker will be national disability advocate John Kemp, who had a role in the creation of the ADA.
There will be several activities occurring in downtown Tallahassee throughout the morning. Make plans to attend the 25th Anniversary of the ADA Celebration on July 24 in Tallahassee.
- 9-11 a.m. – Informational displays at City Hall, 2nd Floor
- 9 a.m. – Marchers gather at Adams Street and Park Avenue
- 9:30 a.m. – Celebrate Independence March down Adams Street to City Hall
- 9:45 a.m. – Cut Celebration Cake at City Hall, 2nd Floor
- 10 a.m. – ADA Celebration Program with John Kemp, state, and local dignitaries
- 11 a.m. – Entertainment, activities, and lunch for marchers at Capitol Courtyard
Sponsors of this event include Tallahassee Community College, Leon County, City of Tallahassee, Publix, Awards4U, Outback Steakhouse, Florida State University, StarMetro, Big Bend Transit, and many others.
Door prizes will be given out at the end of the program at City Hall, including tickets to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium where “Dolphin’s Tale” was filmed, and passes to Tallahassee’s IMAX theater. Visit apdcares.org/news/adaevents.htm for more details.