On July 26, President Obama commemorated the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities with a celebration on the South Lawn of the White House.
President Obama approaching the podium on the South Lawn of the White House.
More than ten Access Living staff and board members, as well as hundreds of others from the disability community around the country, attended the event. Access Living’s President and CEO, Marca Bristo, delivered remarks prior to the President’s address.
Speaking about the employment of people with disabilities, President Obama said, “We’re going to boost recruitment, we’re going to boost training, we’re going to boost retention.” He followed up the statement by signing an Executive Order to Increase Federal Employment of Individuals with Disabilities. President Obama said signing the ADA wasn’t the end. “There was and is more to do.”