Pittsburgh and the ADA
This summer marked the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights case prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, public services, public accommodations, and telecommunications. How has this legislation expanded the degree to which people with disabilities are included in workplace and community life? What impressions has it left on local architecture and urban planning? The City of Pittsburgh’s ADA Coordinator, Richard Meritzer, discusses this progress and a range of public programs available to people with disabilities in our community.