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Celebrating 32 Years of the ADA

Celebrating 32 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Celebrating 32 Years of the ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the ADA is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. This year marks 32 years of progress in access and inclusion for citizens with disabilities.

The Arizona Disability Advocacy Coalition (AZDAC) is hosting a series of webinars. If you would like to register you can do so by going to Disability Pride Month Trainings or, if you need assistance, call 800-342-1853, 711 National Relay. Sponsored by the Arizona Disability Advocacy Coalition (AZDAC), Sign Language interpreting and CART will be provided.

Upcoming AZDAC Webinars:

  • Tuesday, July 26: ADA Employment Rights   
  • Thursday, July 28: Ableism, Disability Pride, and the Importance of Disabled-Centered Spaces

Learn More At Rio

Rio Salado is dedicated to upholding the principles of inclusion and accessibility, two issues at the heart of the ADA. Join us in celebrating the ADA’s anniversary! Our library staff have put together a very informative guide full of reference material, interesting links, and other media to help give you a well-rounded understanding of the ADA: Americans with Disabilities (ADA) 32nd Anniversary Guide 

On July 26, you can tour Rio Salado College's new Disability Resources and Services Office located on the second floor of the tower (near testing) from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. We look forward to celebrating with you! 

Disability Services at Rio Salado

Rio Salado College’s Disability Resources and Services (DRS) department offers accommodations to students with documented disabilities at no cost. These services include:

  • Sign language interpreters
  • Text in alternative format
  • Readers/scribes
  • Extended test taking time

Visit Rio’s DRS website for more information about disability services. You can also find out more by contacting Disability Resources and Services at 480-517-8562 (8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday) or at

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