Happy birthday, ADA! (31/49)

It’s midnight, July 26, and the Americans with Disabilities Act is now nineteen years old. That’s right, it’s old enough to fight and die for its country, vote, go to college, and buy porn, but it’s apparently not old enough for most businesses to remember it in any sort of useful way. Because you know if they “didn’t know” about as many of, say, the health codes as they do about the specifics of the ADA, they’d all be out of business by now.

For all its faults (since when can civil rights pose an “undue burden”?), I’m really glad it’s here. The summer it was passed, I was almost rejected for a camp counselor position because the person interviewing me didn’t believe blind people could watch kids. (Some blind people even reproduce!) Fortunately, she quit, and someone else hired me instead. And from then on, I had to work for a living. Wait, maybe that’s not as good as it sounds…

So happy birthday, ADA. Don’t let the bastards keep you down.

Post #: 31/49
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4 Responses to “Happy birthday, ADA! (31/49)”

  1. Erin & Co. Says:

    Good Luck with your remaining hours!! My gang and I are off to lala land πŸ˜€

  2. TF02139 Says:

    Hopefully nobody has to wait until the ADA is old enough to buy booze!

  3. Sarah Says:

    I have a question!
    How did you come across getting a LP cross instead of a poodle?
    Who is Ms. Pup’s current crush?
    πŸ˜€ Keep it up! The posts are great.

  4. Kimberly & guide dog Rufus Says:

    I’ve got a question, too. What was your best memory from training with your dog? Mine would be the first walk I took with Rufus. Or the tricks we played on one of the trainers on her birthday. Or the video we made for the trainers. Or teaching Rufus to “find the Icee”. Or the time we… okay so maybe this is an easier question for you then me.

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