Public Invited to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Passage of Americans with Disabilities Act

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birthday-cake 20 year celebration ADAThe community is invited to a Celebration Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Signing of the Americans with disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The free event is co-sponsored by the Citizens Advisory Commission on Disabilities (CACoD) and the City of Long Beach.

The celebration is on Thursday, July 22, from 1:30 – 4:00 pm, in the lower level Auditorium of the Main Library; 101 Pacific Ave., Long Beach.

The ADA was signed into law July 26, 1990, to improve the quality of life and ensure access to services and employment opportunities to the 43 million Americans with disabilities. The landmark federal legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in the areas of employment, government services, public accommodations, transportation, and telecommunications.

The event will feature an information booth, an Open Microphone for people to share their thoughts on the ADA, and a Round Table Discussion with the following panelists:

  • Josephine Caron, Department Librarian, Information Center for People with Disabilities (ICPD)
  • Casey Chel, Manager, Disaster Management, Fire Department
  • Shirley Hsiao, Manager, Long Beach Transit
  • Elsa Ramos, Multi-Services Center Coordinator
  • David Roseman, Traffic Engineer

Parking is available in the City Hall lot, located on Broadway near Cedar Avenue. For more information, call 562.570.6803.

The City of Long Beach intends to provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If a special accommodation is desired, please call Crystal King at 562.570.6803.

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