Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
Gov. Beshear celebrates 25 years of the ADA

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, July 29, 2015  
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 28, 2015) – Governor Steve Beshear signed a proclamation recognizing the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Monday, July 27, at the capital in Frankfort. The landmark act was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush on July 26, 1990.

Roughly 874,000 Kentuckians are living with some type of disability and are benefitting from equal access provided under the ADA. The Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), the Kentucky Office for the Blind, the State Independent Living Centers, the state Americans with Disabilities Office, the Kentucky Congress on Spinal Cord Injury and countless other offices and groups that work daily with people with disabilities joined the Governor in applauding the scope and importance of the ADA.

Gov. Beshear states in the proclamation “the ADA has expanded opportunities for Americans with disabilities by reducing barriers and changing perceptions, and increasing full participation in community life for the past 25 years.”

OVR, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet’s Department of Workforce Investment, assists Kentuckians with disabilities to achieve gainful employment and independence. For more information about services, call the office toll free at (800) 372-7172 or visit