Mary from Colorado

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Can you share a “before and after” experience; e.g., before the ADA I couldn’t do X or was denied access to Y, and thanks to the ADA I can do Z.

I was not born before the ADA; however, I know that I wouldn’t be able to even consider attending school or other typical activities, Now that the ADA has been around I’m able to go to school, but the problem is that it’s hard to get a job. Even though discrimination is illegal, it still happens all too often and that needs to be patched up regarding employment.

What advances in disability rights would you like to see in the next 30 years?

I would like to see discrimination for employment completely stop and technology that’s universal for anybody,;that way we don’t have to worry about getting special technology and possibly be told no by our employers. I also want people such as landlords to stop thinking that blind people are unable to live on their own or incapable of taking care of themselves or signing papers. It is so frustrating to be mistreated, and it’s hard to trust anybody, so hopefully in the future this stuff stops.

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