The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1990. Today's Essential Pittsburgh explores the progress the country has made and what still remains to be accomplished. We'll hear from from those who continue to work on policy, advocate for equal rights and create technology to assist people with disabilities.
Life Before the ADA
From parking lots to street corners to access ramps, accommodations for people with disabilities are an everyday part of our lives. However, it wasn’t that long ago when these devices were first taken into consideration. Joining us for a look at what life was like before passage of the ADA is associate dean at Pitt's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Katherine Seelman and Jeff Parker, who along with Ms. Seelman is a member of the city/county task force on disabilities.