Americans With Disabilities Act Turns 25

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Twenty-five years ago, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the world's first comprehensive law guaranteeing equal rights to individuals with disabilities. But the ADA has had critics, particularly in California, where state laws make it easier for plaintiffs to sue businesses over violations and to collect damages. We'll discuss the history of the landmark law, its ongoing relevance and new efforts to protect and expand rights for people with disabilities.


Carla Johnson, director of the San Francisco Mayor's Office on Disability

Arlene Mayerson, directing attorney for the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

Kim Stone, president of the Civil Justice Association of California, a coalition of advocates and business leaders dedicated to improve California's civil justice system