33 years ago today, a groundbreaking win for the rights of millions of Americans was made law. On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law, making equal access to employment, transportation, public spaces and more a legal right. But advocates say those rights need to evolve with the changing times.
With the signing of the ADA, July 26 has become National Disability Independence Day, and a good opportunity to revisit what else needs to be done to protect those who are disabled. Mark Pound is the CEO of CurbCutOS, an organization making the digital world more accessible for people with disabilities. He joined CultureShift to discuss where disability rights are in 2023 and what more we can be doing to improve online experiences for all.
“Just because you don’t fit within a box of society, you shouldn’t be disadvantaged. We only get one chance at this life, there’s no reset button. So everybody should have the ability to enjoy this journey.” — Mark Pound, CurbCutOS
Listen: Reflecting on 33 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act