Eleanor from Connecticut

By Benetech, posted on

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

I now have an IEP so I can get support I need to learn to read and write – finally. I have dyslexia and I am 11. I ear read and dictate.

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.

Before my IEP (the ADA) I thought I was stupid. I am not stupid. I am actually really smart. I just needed support to be my best version of me.

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

No barriers – for anyone – and no questions asked. We won’t be treated like we are given something special when we are just given our rights. We won’t have to beg for Literacy supports, for ramps, for visual supports, for anything – any more.

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