Ayanda from West Virginia

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How has the ADA impacted your life regarding travel/mobility, education, employment, or any other aspect?

The ADA has allowed me to have an equal opportunity when it comes to getting a proper education and it allows me to visit places without too much difficulty.

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 have always lived during a time when ADA was present so I don’t know what life was like without it, but I imagine that it must’ve been difficult because of the absence of wheelchair access for all

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

I’d like to see that they passed legislation that makes ADA federally funded because currently it’s only federally mandated.I think that if the states were allotted more money for implementation, it would be easier for them to renovate buildings so that they are more accommodating.

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