HKSB News Release
HKSB Joins in Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
July 26, 2010, New York —Helen Keller Services for the Blind participated in today’s press conference in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Hosted by Lincoln Center, the event was held at the David Rubenstein Atrium. The festivities began at 10:00 am with a medley of rap songs by 4 Wheels City Entertainment. Guest speakers included New York City Commissioner Matthew Sapolin of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, Broadway Producer Daryl Roth, Dick Traum of the Achilles Track Club, Carl Jacobsen of NFB, and former NYPD detective Steven McDonald.
Other organizations in attendance were Art Education for the Blind; the Lavelle School for the Blind; Lighthouse International; Museum of Modern Art; New York Historical Society; Arts to Grow; Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled; Center for Independence; the Children’s Museum of Manhattan; Harlem Independent Living Center; and others.
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