The Impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act:
Are you ready for your close up?

July 26, 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Northeast ADA Center invites you to help us celebrate!

We want to hear your story!

Tell us about how the ADA has changed your work life, your social life and your ability to be involved in your community. Realizing that there is still progress to be made, we'd like to highlight how far we've come in the last 25 years.

Submitted stories will be presented on the Northeast ADA Center website at We will also select up to three stories to feature in our ADA Anniversary Video! If one of them is yours, you will be invited to share your story on camera, and we will arrange for a professional videographer to come film you. There would be no costs associated with this and is completely voluntary. As a token of appreciation we would pay your registration fee for an upcoming ADA National Network Training event, such as the 2015, 22nd Annual Mid-Atlantic ADA Center Update Conference, or the 2016 ADA Symposium. Please note that travel and other costs would be at your own expense. If you prefer not to travel, there will be plenty of online events to choose from.

In order to be considered for our video and free ADA National Network training registration, you must currently live in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Your story must be submitted no later than June 1, 2015.

We can't wait to hear from you!

The Northeast ADA Center

Share your story!

Floating speech bubble that says 'Tell us your story'

Please use specific examples as much as possible. To help guide your story, please use these prompts.

  • My life today is different from what it was like before the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in that...
  • Has the positive change in your life allowed you to help/impact others? If so, how?
  • I believe the ADA has benefited individuals with disabilities by...
  • What impact has the ADA had on people who do not have disabilities?

In the box below: Submit your story in written form, or if you prefer to include a video, please upload it to YouTube and paste the link.

I currently live in:

I would be willing to share my story on video:

The Northeast ADA is free to use my story as it wishes (video, print, social media post, etc.):