The 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is being celebrated this year! To commemorate this legislation, the ADA Legacy Tour stopped in Charleston, S.C., to showcase the history of the independent living movement.
Photographer Tom Olin, who is also the bus driver, has captured iconic pictures where people with disabilities have fought for their civil rights. During the ’80s and ’90s, many protesters would chain themselves to fences or crawl up steps to the Capitol Building. Often times, they would be arrested.
Since the passage of the ADA, progress has been made to improve access and quality of life for those with disabilities. Through advocacy and education, we all can make a difference! Thanks to everyone who came to support The Legacy Tour. Here is The Post and Courier’s article: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150601/PC16/150609893/1005/ada-legacy-tour-helps-promote-community-in-charleston