FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2020
Contact:Eric W. Boyer, Esq.
305.670.1101 Ext. 1023
QPWB RECOGNIZES THE WORLD’S LARGEST MINORITY GROUP AND EMBRACES DISABILITY INCLUSION
National Disability Independence Day
On July 26, 1990 – 30 years ago – President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Today, no child can legally be denied schooling because of a disability. Workplaces and public spaces have been transformed. And many nondisabled people have benefited as well. But it’s also clear that disabled Americans continue to endure inequities:
- Only 19 percent of adults with disabilities held jobs last year compared with 66 percent of those without disabilities.
- Children with physical and intellectual disabilities have fewer options for extracurricular activities and job training.
- Disabled people are more likely to be incarcerated or to be victims of police violence, especially if they are not white.
- Voter turnout is low, partly because of logistical difficulties.
- Because the A.D.A. didn’t require all old buildings to be retrofitted, many remain inaccessible.
When signing this important ADA legislation, President George H.W. Bush declared “The Americans with Disabilities Act presents us all with an historic opportunity. It signals the end to the unjustified segregation and exclusion of persons with disabilities from the mainstream of American life. As the Declaration of Independence has been a beacon for people all over the world seeking freedom, it is my hope that the Americans with Disabilities Act will likewise come to be a model for the choices and opportunities of future generations around the world.” QPWB values diversity and equality. We recognize different people bring unique and different perspectives, ideas, knowledge and culture. This difference is what brings us our strength and commitment to our valued clients. We encourage everyone to take a moment and ask what we can do individually and collectively through the legal profession and on a personal front to break down walls and embrace disability inclusion for the benefit of all.
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., is the largest minority and women owned law firm in the nation with 23 offices in the U.S. and abroad across a spectrum of industries in over 40 areas of practice. Our lawyers provide representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law.