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Posted on: July 27, 2018

28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Office of the Governor

 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 26, 2018

In Texas, we understand that everyone deserves the opportunity to pursue their American Dream. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush – a Texan – signed the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in many areas, including employment, public accommodations, transportation, housing and education. The ADA is critical to ensuring accessibility and full inclusion for men and women with disabilities. Through continued commitment to fairness and equality of opportunity, we can ensure a bright future for all residents of the Lone Star State.

As you gather to celebrate the anniversary of this historic legislation, First Lady Cecilia Abbott joins me in sending best wishes.

In testimony whereof, I have signed my name and caused the Seal of the State of Texas to be affixed at the City of Austin, this the 13th day of July, 2016.

Greg Abbott

Governor of Texas

A printable copy of the official 28th ADA Anniversary Proclamation is available on the Governor’s website.

The Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities (Committee) provides GovDelivery updates for informational purposes on a variety of disability related issues for a diverse audience. Updates may include information provided by external sources. The inclusion of this external information does not constitute an official endorsement or approval by the Committee or the Office of the Governor of any information, policy, product, or service offered by an external source.

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