This week, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrates its 25th anniversary. For millions of Americans living with disabilities, ADA provides protection from discrimination and guarantees equal access for persons with disabilities to employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.
As a strategic communications firm that helps public and private agencies inform and engage individuals regarding transportation, safety, air quality, energy, and the environment, we know the vital importance of reaching all market segments, and finding meaningful ways to encourage participation in the public outreach process. The ADA impacts how we communicate to our stakeholders every day. From planning public meetings and designing websites to promoting programs like RollDC and producing publications, ADA and compliance with Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act are integrated into every phase of the process.
We follow the philosophy that if information is important enough to be public, it ought to be made accessible to everyone. We are committed to communicating orally, visually, digitally and through the printed word clearly, concisely and without restriction. We want all stakeholders to freely access information, and be part of the process.
We urge everyone to join ASC in taking the pledge to reaffirm the principles of equality and inclusion and recommit efforts to reach full ADA compliance.