Celebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act at the White House

Take a special tour of the White House and find out why it’s truly the “People’s House.”

This week marks the 26th anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a comprehensive piece of legislation signed by President George H.W. Bush that has paved the way for the over 50 million Americans with disabilities.

“Today more people with disabilities are working with us than at any point in the last 30 years. Some of these folks are some of my closest colleagues and have been incredible leaders on behalf of the administration on a whole host of issues, and I’m grateful for their contributions every single day.” — President Obama on the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

In honor of this milestone, meet some of the White House staffers who are celebrating the ways the ADA has made this country more accessible to everyone.

West Wing Receptionist Leah Katz-Hernandez narrates a tour of the West Wing in American Sign Language, visiting the West Wing Lobby, the West Colonnade, the Rose Garden, the White House Press Briefing Room, the Cabinet Room, the Oval Office, and more. A version with full audio description will be posted this week!

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