Thank you, Board of Lucas County Commissioners.
The Lucas County Commissioners presented a proclamation to recognize the 32nd anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities act, a landmark law that provided protections to our community of people with disabilities. The Ability Center Executive Director Stuart James and Director of Advocacy Katie Hunt Thomas accepted the proclamation.
“The ADA required government and businesses to finally think about inclusion as the law,” Commissioner Gary L. Byers said. “I hope that we continue the progress we’ve made in this community and make it the most accessible community in the country. I think that is a laudable goal, and one that we all support.”
“Can you imagine the celebration that took place on July 26, 1990, when people felt some relief that we were finally going to put our foot down and make good decisions for persons living with a disability?” Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak said. “We can’t take steps backwards. We stand with you and we will fight with you.”
“In the 100 years The Ability Center has been here, one of their strongest pieces has been advocacy,” Commissioner Pete Gerken said. “We are committed to doing the right thing. We’re committed to listening to your voice to help us keep compliant with the ADA.”