Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2005, 44039-44040 [05-15186]

Download as PDF 44039 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 145 Friday, July 29, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7915 of July 26, 2005 The President Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On July 26, 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This historic legislation provides a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities. The ADA reflects our Nation’s faith in the promise of all individuals and helps to ensure that our Nation’s opportunities are more accessible to all. The ADA has been a great success in expanding opportunity for disabled Americans. By reducing barriers and changing perceptions, the ADA has increased participation in community life and given greater hope to millions of Americans. Because of the ADA, individuals with disabilities are better able to develop skills for school, work, and independent living. Our Nation has more to do to further the goals of the ADA. Through the New Freedom Initiative, my Administration is building on the progress of the ADA to increase the use of technology and expand educational and employment opportunities. We are promoting the development and dissemination of assistive and universally designed technology. We have launched DisabilityInfo.gov, an online resource of programs and technology relevant to the daily lives of people with disabilities and their families, employers, service providers, and other community members. We also require electronic and information technologies used by the Federal Government to be accessible to people with disabilities. To ensure that no child with a disability is left behind, I have requested $11.1 billion for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in my FY 2006 budget—$4.7 billion above the FY 2001 level. The Department of Education is seeking new and effective ways for students with disabilities to learn. My Administration is also working to educate employers on ADA requirements and further assisting persons with disabilities by implementing the ‘‘Ticket to Work’’ program and strengthening training and employment services at One-Stop Career Centers. Through all of these efforts, we are helping individuals with disabilities have the opportunity to live and work with greater freedom. On the 15th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we celebrate the progress that has been made and reaffirm our commitment to fulfilling the ADA’s mission of bringing greater hope and opportunity to our Nation’s disabled Americans. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim July 26, 2005, as a day in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. I call on all Americans to celebrate the many contributions individuals with disabilities have made to our country, and I urge our citizens to fulfill the promise of the ADA to give all people the opportunity to live with dignity, work productively, and achieve their dreams. VerDate Aug<04>2004 18:27 Jul 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\29JYD0.SGM 29JYD0 44040 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 145 / Friday, July 29, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-sixth day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. W [FR Doc. 05–15186 Filed 7–28–05; 9:45 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<04>2004 18:27 Jul 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\29JYD0.SGM 29JYD0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 145 (Friday, July 29, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 44039-44040]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-15186]



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Part V





The President





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Proclamation 7915--Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 
2005


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 145 / Friday, July 29, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7915 of July 26, 2005

                
Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities 
                Act, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On July 26, 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed 
                into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 
                This historic legislation provides a clear and 
                comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of 
                discrimination against individuals with disabilities. 
                The ADA reflects our Nation's faith in the promise of 
                all individuals and helps to ensure that our Nation's 
                opportunities are more accessible to all.

                The ADA has been a great success in expanding 
                opportunity for disabled Americans. By reducing 
                barriers and changing perceptions, the ADA has 
                increased participation in community life and given 
                greater hope to millions of Americans.

                Because of the ADA, individuals with disabilities are 
                better able to develop skills for school, work, and 
                independent living. Our Nation has more to do to 
                further the goals of the ADA. Through the New Freedom 
                Initiative, my Administration is building on the 
                progress of the ADA to increase the use of technology 
                and expand educational and employment opportunities. We 
                are promoting the development and dissemination of 
                assistive and universally designed technology. We have 
                launched DisabilityInfo.gov, an online resource of 
                programs and technology relevant to the daily lives of 
                people with disabilities and their families, employers, 
                service providers, and other community members. We also 
                require electronic and information technologies used by 
                the Federal Government to be accessible to people with 
                disabilities. To ensure that no child with a disability 
                is left behind, I have requested $11.1 billion for the 
                Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in my FY 
                2006 budget--$4.7 billion above the FY 2001 level. The 
                Department of Education is seeking new and effective 
                ways for students with disabilities to learn. My 
                Administration is also working to educate employers on 
                ADA requirements and further assisting persons with 
                disabilities by implementing the ``Ticket to Work'' 
                program and strengthening training and employment 
                services at One-Stop Career Centers. Through all of 
                these efforts, we are helping individuals with 
                disabilities have the opportunity to live and work with 
                greater freedom.

                On the 15th anniversary of the Americans with 
                Disabilities Act, we celebrate the progress that has 
                been made and reaffirm our commitment to fulfilling the 
                ADA's mission of bringing greater hope and opportunity 
                to our Nation's disabled Americans.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim July 26, 2005, as a day in 
                celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Americans 
                with Disabilities Act. I call on all Americans to 
                celebrate the many contributions individuals with 
                disabilities have made to our country, and I urge our 
                citizens to fulfill the promise of the ADA to give all 
                people the opportunity to live with dignity, work 
                productively, and achieve their dreams.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-sixth day of July, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 05-15186
Filed 7-28-05; 9:45 am]
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