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For Immediate Release
July 02, 2015

County Celebrates 25 Years of the ADA

Anniversary of the American Disability Act to be marked on July 23

San Rafael, CA – The County of Marin is inviting everyone to a Silver Anniversary celebration of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a milestone piece of civil rights legislation that signified our nation’s commitment to eliminating discrimination against people with disabilities.

A woman in a wheelchair is pushed by another woman on an unpaved trail as other hikers walk by.The celebration is co-hosted by the County of Marin Disability Access Program and the Marin Center for Independent Living. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 23 in the Board of Supervisors Chambers of the Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael.

The celebration will include a 22-panel pictorial history of the disability rights movement; a panel of guest speakers discussing their personal experience dealing with accessibility issues related to employment, transportation, housing, education, civic participation, recreation and healthcare; and experts in these areas providing information about a wide variety of accessible programs and services.  Refreshments will be served.

Signed into law in 1990, the ADA prohibits discrimination and guarantees people with disabilities equal opportunities to participate in the mainstream of American life – to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in state and local government programs and services.

In the spirit of full participation and inclusion, the County of Marin Board of Supervisors has committed to maximizing program access to all its programs, services and activities and architectural and pedestrian right-of-way accessibility for all residents and visitors to the County.

If you are a person with a disability and require information or materials in alternative formats - or if you require an accommodation to participate in a county program, service or activity - please contact department staff at (415) 473-4381 (voice), (415) 473-3232 (TTY) or e-mail disabilityaccess@marincounty.org


Contact:

William Campagna
DISABILITY ACCESS MANAGER
Department of Public Works

Marin County Civic Center
3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 311
San Rafael, CA 94903
415 473 6065 T
CRS Dial 711
wcampagna@marincounty.org
Disability Access webpage

Laney Morgado
DISABILITY ACCESS SPECIALIST
Department of Public Works

Marin County Civic Center
3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 311
San Rafael, CA 94903
415 342 5338 T
CRS Dial 711 
lmorgado@marincounty.org
Disability Access webpage

Contact:

William Campagna
Disability Access Manager
Public Works

3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 311
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6065
Email: William Campagna
Public Works website