July 26, 2023

Duckworth Meets with Access Living, Other Disability Advocates on ADA Anniversary


[WASHINGTON, DC] – On the 33rd anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) met with several disability advocates and centers for independent living, including Access Living, to discuss their work to improve accessibility in Chicago as well as the policies that must be advanced to help ensure our nation fully lives up to the promises enshrined in the ADA. Photos from today’s meeting are available here.

“It was a pleasure to meet with advocates within the disability community to discuss the progress that’s been made since the ADA was enshrined, as well as the work ahead to help ensure all Americans with disabilities can live the full, independent lives we deserve,” said Duckworth. “Because the truth is, every American is just one moment away from becoming disabled—and everyone should hope to live long enough that they eventually gain some sort of disability. Our laws should reflect that, and I won’t stop pushing for more accessible, more inclusive policies until they do.”

In a statement earlier today, Duckworth called for more action to build a more accessible America.