July 2020: 60 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Contributed by Robert Jaquiss
Editor of Independence Science Newsletter

The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) was signed into law on July 26th, 1990 by President George H. W. Bush Sr. We celebrate its passage to this day as it changed and continues to change many lives including our own. Remember that making things accessible is something everyone should play a part in. It’s not just the right thing to do, it’s also the law!

Our team of scientists who are blind and low vision are passionate about making STEM inclusive of students who are BLV. Not only do they have many years of personal lived experience with the journey of being scientists who are blind, they also have expertise in education. Need help making STEM curriculum work accessible for students with disabilities or want a talk on the importance of inclusion of people with disabilities in your school or work environment? Make sure to contact us here at Independence Science and we’d be happy to work something out!