Celebrating 33rd anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act in Superior

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Wednesday called for a celebration in Superior, as folks gathered to mark the 33rd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The law protects people with disabilities in many areas of public life.

indiGO organized the anniversary event, which included speakers, lunch, and booths. Different agencies also participated with tables and resources.

Russ Stover, of Duluth, was one of the speakers. He shared his perspective from someone who was the first student to attend Duluth Public Schools in a wheelchair.

He believes things have changed for the better. “As long as we keep doing things like putting value on lives, and offering the same opportunities, and treating everybody the way we should. Inclusion is a big word for a lot of us.”

“Disability rights are civil rights,” Jill Nyberg added. She’s the executive director of indiGO. “And as we age, we are more than likely to acquire some form of disability.”

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