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30onADA30 logo. Americans with Disabilities Act. Celebrating 30 Years of Progress

30 on ADA 30 campaign #30onADA30

In celebration of 30 years since the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the National Council on Disability is recognizing the law's impact, its progress and its promise with the 30 on ADA 30 campaign. NCD is excited to announce the kickoff of NCD’s “#30onADA30,” a six-month campaign geared toward capturing all of our love for the ADA – in 30 words or less (text) or 30 seconds or less (audio or video). In this 30th anniversary of the ADA, #30onADA30 is NCD’s little way of reminding everyone why we need to keep defending and building upon the ADA’s successes. Let’s have some fun with it!

What is 30 on ADA 30?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NCD's original celebratory event at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., was cancelled. Just like the advocacy of so many Americans was a key part of the law's passage, 30onADA30 will provide an online virtual showcase of Americans' perspectives on on the ADA.

Is this a one-day celebration?

It is a six-month celebration, as 30onADA30 is planned to run through the end of December 2020.

How can I participate?

The event is open to everyone and is meant for all Americans to voice their perspective on the law, it's importance, or even how it needs to be improved. This is a multimedia-based effort, so text, audio and video of your message are all welcome.

To participate, simply tell NCD something about how the ADA impacted your life. Share an experience. Some ideas include:

  • How your life has changed since the ADA became law;
  • What words come to mind when you think of the ADA;
  • A song that comes to mind when you think of the ADA;
  • What has been the most important protection the ADA provided;
  • What changed because of the ADA;
  • If you were born after the ADA became law in 1990, what it means to you to be a part of the ADA generation;
  • A poem dedicated to the ADA; or
  • What's needed next.

The possibilities are endless!

Once you decide what you have to say about the ADA, simply write down, audio or video record a response – in 30 words or 30 seconds or less – and send it to NCD.

NCD will collect the responses and begin to share out many of them in the weeks and months to come.

Your Voice Matters. #30onADA30, The National Council on Disability invites you to celebrate 30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Your Words. Your Voice.

Use the Hashtag #30onADA30 on social media along with #ADA30.

There are many ways to share your contribution with NCD. You can Direct Message us or tag NCD on social media with your content. You can also email or upload your submissions directly. The goal here is to make your voices heard in relation to this momentous occasion. 

Facebook: NCDgov

Twitter: @NatCounDis

Instagram: NCDgov

Email: (text/audio/video files up to 20MB)

File Upload: 30onADA30 Campaign (Audio and video files)

NCD will regularly run submissions throughout the rest of the year, so your thoughts on the ADA could be published by the federal agency that originally drafted it.

Graphic with July 26, 2020 #ADA30 Americans with Disabilities Act 1990-2020.



Plain Language:

By sending NCD what you have to share for #30onADA30, you agree to let NCD use your words, picture, and any images you send us with lots of other people and in work NCD does in the future. You agree to let NCD make small changes to what you send us to make it shorter if it is too long, or to help other people with disabilities be able to hear, read, or see what you had to share. By participating in the #30onADA30 campaign, you agree to the following:: 

Long Version

1. I hereby grant the National Council on Disability and its employees (collectively, "NCD") permission and a license to take, use, reuse, and publish the likeness of me in all photographs or other electronic and/or digital media in any and all of its publications, including, without limitation, any website entries or other printed or online. I understand and agree that these materials will become the property of NCD and will not be returned to me. I agree to authorize NCD to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish, or distribute this media for any lawful purpose whatsoever without limitation.

2. I waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product, including any written or electronic copy, wherein my likeness appears now or in the future.

3. I waive any right to payment, royalties, or any other compensation arising or related to the use of the media.

>4. I hereby agree to allow NCD to post my name, picture, written comments, and/or statements from me in any and all of its publications, including, without limitation, any website entries, or other printed or online materials. I hereby grant NCD permission and a license to use, reproduce, and publish any media on its website, social media platforms, or in other materials, whether in electronic or print form.

5. I hereby release, hold harmless, and forever discharge NCD from any claims or causes of actions including, without limitation, any and all claims for libel or violation of any right of publicity or privacy, related to its use of the media in any and all of its publications, including any website entries, social media websites, and any other printed or online material so long as the claim or cause of action does not result from NCD’s intentional misconduct or gross negligence. This consent and release shall be binding upon me and my heirs, legal representatives and assigns.

6. I understand that I have the right to revoke my consent to NCD’s use of my name, picture, video, voice, and written comments by sending written notice of revocation to NCD at