OUR STORIES: 25 Stories of the ADA (#14)

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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 Harriott Aument’s story.

From its preamble to its final provision, the ADA is about equal opportunities. It’s a way to have protection for people with disabilities who want to work and remain independent in their community. Because of the ADA, I have been able to successfully secure a job and maintain it for 17 years with my adaptive equipment. Without the ADA, I don’t know that any of that could have happened.”