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Former President George H.W. Bush with recipients of the George Bush Medal for the Empowerment of People with Disabilities in 2005. (Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP)
Former President George H.W. Bush with recipients of the George Bush Medal for the Empowerment of People with Disabilities in 2005. (Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP)

Monday marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We take a look at how Boston has become more accessible for people with disabilities since the act was signed by President H.W. Bush in 1990 -- and what more still needs be done.

Guests:

  • Oce Harrison, director of the New England ADA Project at The Institute for Human Centered Design
  • Jonathan Katz, humorist and creator of "Dr. Katz, Professional Psychiatrist"
  • You can find event information for the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on Boston Common here.

Here is a copy of the American Disabilities Act Statute, including the amendments from 2008.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/34767770/American-Disabilities-Act-Statute

And a video from the ADA National Network:

This program aired on July 23, 2010.

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