The President’s ADA Advisory Committee at Stony Brook is proud to share with the campus community that it is the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA was signed into federal law on July 26, 1990, by the President of the United States. On June 18, 2010, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. signed a Proclamation of Recommitment on behalf of the University to reaffirm Stony Brook’s commitment to work toward full accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities.
The ADA requires that individuals with disabilities be afforded equal opportunity in the areas of public services and programs, employment, transportation, and communications. Unlike other legislation, the ADA defines disabilities broadly and mandates concerted efforts to provide reasonable accommodations and access to services and programs.