James Roger Sharp, professor emeritus of history in the Maxwell School, wrote an op-ed for Syracuse.com titled “Democracy on trial: Can we save it?” Sharp is an expert in American political history, having researched and written extensively about the history…
‘ADA Live!’ Celebrates 30th Anniversary of ADA with the Honorable Tony Coelho
On Wednesday, July 1, at 1 p.m. ET, the “ADA Live!” podcast will feature an interview with the Honorable Tony Coelho, the chief sponsor of the ADA bill in the House of Representatives.
The ground-breaking civil rights law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, turns 30 in 2020. Eve Hill, one of the nation’s foremost disability rights attorneys, will chat with Coelho about the passage of the ADA, how the ADA has transformed the lives of people with disabilities and a look toward the future of disability rights.
Coelho is a lifelong advocate for the rights of people with disabilities, and as someone with a disability who has faced discrimination, he shares his unique perspective on how the ADA has made an impact in the lives of people with disabilities. Coelho has had a distinguished career as a congressman, including serving as chair of the President’s Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities from 1994 until 2001. He currently serves as chairman of the Epilepsy Foundation.
Connect and engage in the #ADA30 celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and share your #ThanksToTheADA.
“ADA Live!” is a free online program of the Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. “ADA Live!” focuses on the rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).