Gabriella from New York

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

There is accessible transit for those with disabilities

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 the ADA it was harder to get accomodations. Now there are certain rules in place that allow those with disabilities to receive the proper help that they require.

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

I am grateful for the ADA, but I believe that when it comes to advocating, there needs to be more people who want to help those with disabilities. As someone who is completely blind, I am faced with a lot of discrimination and getting accomodations at my college is a struggle, even when I advocate. I want to see ADA events being planned, conventions.

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