Share Your #ThanksToTheADA Moment

On July 26, 2020, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will celebrate its 30th Anniversary and we want YOU to celebrate with US and tell YOUR story!

How can you do that? It’s very simple!

We are asking you to upload a video, or share a photo with your written words that shares how you celebrate the ADA and the opportunities it has provided you in your daily life. We will take your submission and share it on our social media channels and our website.

This will look different for everyone, so have fun and be creative!

Share any media of your choosing, (video, picture, written word, or other).  UPLOAD directly to The Whole Person using the form on this page.

Going to an accessible space?
Share a photo or video!

See an accessible business?
Take a picture and thank the owner!

Or, share what is possible thanks to the ADA!

  • Thanks to the ADA there are captions and sign language interpreters at theaters, concerts and ball games.
  • Thanks to the ADA there is tactile signage for people who are blind at museums, parks, office buildings, schools, hospitals and more.
  • Thanks to the ADA voter booths and transportation is accessible.  
  • Thanks to the ADA people with disabilities can requests accommodations that make working accessible and easier for them.
  • Thanks to the ADA a service dog can accompany a person with a disability to school, a job site, and places for shopping, dining, and recreating.
  • Thanks to the ADA people with disabilities can stay in public schools and receive accommodations to learn and succeed.
  • Thanks to the ADA many people with disabilities now live in their communities instead of institutions.
  • Thanks to the ADA accessible parks and recreational areas allows people with disabilities to enjoy their leisure time.
  • Thanks to the ADA tools for ensuring effective communication give people with vision disabilities access to documents, and websites.
  • Thanks to the ADA there are more accessible and inclusive practices throughout the US. Improvements include these items and more:  ramps, signs in Braille, TTY lines, sensory warnings, service animals, non-discrimination policies, accessible parking, Adaptive services and more!

Thanks to the ADA anyone with a disability can pass through once-closed doors into a bright new era of equality, independence and freedom!

Download and share

  • Download and print this PDF. Complete the words "Because of the ADA ..." then take photo and share it with us!

Because of the ADA...

  • I was able to help other people with disabilities through my work. Help them make their dreams come true like mine have.
  • My parents have access to the wonderful sights the city has to offer - Plus they can now use public transportation to get there!
  • I can no longer be openly discriminated against for having disabilities in employment or education. 

Share Your #ThanksToTheADA Moment

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UPLOAD a photo - or - a video!  

Photo upload - you may upload multiple photos in this area..  In the text area below, please share with us how you celebrate the ADA and the opportunities it has provided you in your daily life. Photos uploaded without this statement, may not be included in our campaign.

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Video upload - Please upload ONE video in this area. ALL VIDEOS must be under 2 minutes. 

Video tips:  Please leave 5 seconds of silence at the beginning and end of your video; Record in a well lit area; Speak directly towards your device's microphone.  If you use ASL, please have someone interpret for you (off camera) so that we can caption your video. 

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IMPORTANT:  Submitting your phone, testimony or video through this form implies that you agree to the following:
Release and Authorization for Use or Disclosure of Consumer Testimonial, Photographic and/or Video images
Authorization:  I authorize the use and disclosure of my photographic/video images, and/or testimonial by The Whole Person (TWP).  I understand that information disclosed pursuant to this authorization may be subject to redisclosure and may no longer be protected by HIPAA privacy regulations.
Purpose:  The photographic/video images and testimonials will be used for: Grants and Fundraising Appeals, Publicity, Promotions, Fundraiser Advertising, TWP Publications (such as website, social media, newsletters, annual reports) and Non-TWP print or electronic publications for the general public (such as newspapers and magazines).
Revocability:  I understand that I may revoke this authorization at any time,  but such revocation must be in writing and received by TWP via registered mail.  Revocation affects disclosure moving forward and is not retroactive. This authorization expires 25 years from the date signed.
No Service Conditions:  I understand that TWP cannot condition services on whether or not I sign this authorization.

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Because of the ADA...People with disabilities can have houses, transportation, and jobs.

Because of the ADA...My dad has had resources to continue his activities since his Parkinsons has progressed.Thanks to the ADA!

Because of the ADA...I am able to get services that helped me get a van and a new wheelchair.

Because of the ADA...ADA means to me we have rights, we have a voice, we have a right to work a job. ADA made a difference for me because I'm not ashamed of my disability and I have a voice. My disability doesn't define who I am.

Because of the ADA...I can have closed captioning on the TV! Hope to have it on movie screens in the future!

Because of the ADA...The sidewalks have more ramps to accommodate my scooter and my walker.

Because of the ADA...allows the YMCA be available to me