Published: July 25, 2017
Boston’s Mayor Martin J. Walsh & the Mayor’s Commission for Persons with Disabilities hosted its annual ADA Celebration Day at Boston City Hall. The ADA Celebration Day is a yearly celebration of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is an event for people of all ages and all abilities to come together and celebrate a milestone in the disability community.
Pictured above: Back Row – Dirk, Erin and Assistant Program Director Katie Fuller. Front Row: Program Director Lauren Mulkern, Eric and Alan
Pictured below: Dirk participated in testing out the Automark voting machine which is a wonderful resource for people with disabilities.
The group listened to the speeches that focused around the efforts made to increase accessibility of housing options. Erin, who lives in a Bridgewell residence, shared the following: “In the past, there weren’t a lot of people helping people with disabilities. They stuck them in nursing homes. Now with the help of the ADA, housing options have increased.”