OUR STORIES: 25 Stories of the ADA (#12)

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The month of July in 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  All of us at DEC have been affected by the ADA and we plan on spending the whole month to celebrate it, wrapping up on July 24th with our ADA Celebration Picnic.

In honor of the 25 years of the ADA, we’ll be posting Our Stories every day – telling the stories of how the ADA has affected people individually.  Today we share Robin Markawitz’s story.

I appreciate the ADA because of the equal opportunity it creates for everyone with disabilities. The protections provided by the ADA are empowering. The ADA means that I am able to vote, like everyone else. I feel like I have a voice. In the past, many of my friends with disabilities were not able to vote. I just want to be part of the normal human experience, and the ADA helps me achieve that.”