The Secretary of state made an address on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the entry into force of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The 1990 law on American citizens with disabilities broke down some barriers that existed in society so that millions of Americans were able to use their abilities and skills and contribute to the strengthening of the country.
US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo stated this on Sunday in an address on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the law’s entry into force.
“Today, Americans with disabilities have access to the same schools, hospitals, jobs, transportation, shopping, and recreational facilities as their family and friends who are not disabled,” the Secretary of state said.
According to Pompeo, the adoption of the law in the United States has encouraged advocates of disability rights around the world to work to promote similar initiatives in their countries.
“The United States continues to inspire those who advocate full inclusiveness around the world,” Pompeo said.
“To create a perfect Union, we support diversity and inclusiveness and benefit from our diverse civilian membership,” Pompeo continued. – As a democracy committed to the rule of law, we continue to use the American citizens with disabilities Act to eliminate unfair barriers faced by people with disabilities.”
“Building on the progress made over the past 30 years, we reaffirm our commitment to the rights of people with disabilities at a time when we are facing current challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, which require taking into account the interests of people with disabilities at the local, national and global level. From the current crisis, there is an opportunity to work together to create an accessible and inclusive future for all,” the head of American diplomacy concluded.