Progressing Backwards, 28 Years of The Americans With Disabilities Act
28 years ago, on July 26th, 1990, America changed for the better. On the South Lawn of the White House, in front of nearly 3000 people, President H. W. Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act. Three years prior to that, I was a victim in a car accident in which a driver under the influence of alcohol swerved and hit my family’s car head on. The accident forever made me a member of the disability community. At four years old, I had to learn how to navigate the world without the use of my legs and without my mother: a world that wasn’t designed for people like me.