Westchester ‘Disabled on the Move’ celebrates 31st anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act
A nonprofit held a celebration at Crawford Park in Rye to honor the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Crawford Park and the Town of Rye have taken strides to become more accessible, including adding ramps and inclusive facilities.
The nonprofit’s executive director, Maria Samuels, is legally blind and believes there is still more work to be done to help the disabled community.
“We do have affordable housing in Westchester County, but not enough attention is paid to accessibility…we need to educate employers about the importance of giving people with disabilities a chance with reasonable accommodations,” says Samuels.
The Westchester “Disabled on the Move” nonprofit owner believes the Americans with Disabilities Act is one of the most important equal rights laws following the Civil Rights Act.