This article is from Curbed and is the history of how the ADA became law and how it has changed our concepts of design and how very important it is to the lives of millions of people.
The ADA at 25:
What do you want?”
“When do you want it?”
There are 82 stone steps up to the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., a relatively minor bit of trivia for the majority of legislators, tourists, and visitors who traverse them every day. But for those unable to walk up those steps, they’re hallowed ground. In 1990, a group of activists and legislators were fighting to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a far-reaching piece of legislation that sought to guarantee equal rights for then roughly 40 million American citizens with disabilities, in part by changing the way architects designed buildings.
To continue reading, from Curbed, The ADA at 25