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Sunday Marks 25th Anniversary Of Americans With Disabilities Act

Sunday marks 25 years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The law prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities and requires new buildings to conform to accessibility standards, among other provisions.

We’re going to hear two perspectives on this anniversary — starting with Dot Nary. She advocated for the ADA leading up to its passage, and is now an assistant research professor at the Research and Training Center on Independent Living at the University of Kansas.

Phil Pangrazio is president and CEO of the Arizona Bridge to Independent Living. He suffered a severe spine injury more than 35 years ago. He said the ADA’s impact has been far-reaching.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.