Lydia from New Mexico

By Benetech, posted on

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

The ADA has given me the freedom to go places with my disabilities and feel confident in myself to stand up to people and answer their questions.

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 I was not confident in going places because I was afraid that I would be told that I did not have disabilities because I was not able to answer their questions. Now I am able to be confident in myself and answer not only my own questions but answer my friends questions. I can now read with out having migraines and feeling sick. I can also now walk confidently and not have the need to feel scared about falling.

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

I would like to see the general public be more informed about Service Animals and what can happen if one approaches some with a disability.

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