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After 30 Years, How Has The ADA Helped You?

LA Johnson

On Sunday, the Americans with Disabilities Act will mark its 30th anniversary since it was signed into law. The ADA — which bans discrimination based on disability — has affected accessibility around the world.

Morning Edition wants to collect stories from people within the disability community about how the legislation has impacted their lives — however generally or specifically. Your stories could be used on air or online.

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Nell Clark is an editor at Morning Edition and a writer for NPR's Live Blog. She pitches stories, edits interviews and reports breaking news. She started in radio at campus station WVFS at Florida State University, then covered climate change and the aftermath of Hurricane Michael for WFSU in Tallahassee, Fla. She joined NPR in 2019 as an intern at Weekend All Things Considered. She is proud to be a member of NPR's Peer-to-Peer Trauma Support Team, a network of staff trained to support colleagues dealing with trauma at work. Before NPR, she worked as a counselor at a sailing summer camp and as a researcher in a deep-sea genetics lab.
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