ELKINS, W.Va. – On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law.
The city of Elkins celebrated the 30th anniversary of that law by holding a ceremony on the steps of city hall.
Willis Mccollam of the Northern WV Center for Independent Living stated that it’s a law many people never think about, until it affects them personally.
“It’s often a forgotten law and those rights of folks with disabilities are often forgotten because people really don’t think about it until it affects themselves, a family member, a co-worker who has some kind of impermanent.”
Mayor Van Broughton read a proclamation and a banner was presented to the Northern WV Center for Independent Living.