American with Disabilities Act (ADA) North Shore and Cape Ann Proclamations

Press Release July 27, 2009

 

Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann Inc.

27 Congress St., Suite 107

Salem, Massachusetts 01970

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Shawn McDuff, Director of Access and Advocacy

Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc.

27 Congress St., Suite 107, Salem, MA 01970

 (978) 741-0077 Ext. 14, Voice   (978) 745-1735 TTY  (978) 741-1133 Fax

E-mail: smcduff@ilcnsca.org

 

 

 The Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc. (ILCNSCA) celebrated the 19th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) July 26, 2009. The ADA is the civil rights federal legislation that protects persons with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace and defines access standards for public buildings and businesses. ILCNSCA is the disability rights and service agency run by and for persons with disabilities on the North Shore and Cape Ann. Their main office is located in Salem at 27 Congress Street, Suite 107, in Shetland Office Park.

 

Proclamations acknowledging the anniversary of the ADA were received from the following 15 municipalities: Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Lynn, Marblehead, Middleton, North Reading, Peabody, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wakefield, Wenham.  ILCNSCA has been informed that the following four municipalities  will issue their ADA Proclamation later this month: Hamilton, Nahant, Reading, Rowley.

 

 Each ADA Proclamation identifies a commitment from the city/town to upholding the nondiscrimination tenets of the ADA, celebrates the contributions made by persons with disabilities, acknowledgement of the rights of all persons with disabilities under the ADA and their daily activities, struggles and triumphs, and supports the efforts of the Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc., which is the voice of all persons with disabilities and their families in this area. 

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