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ADA Day at NYPL: Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act--On the Personal Level


3–5 p.m. The ADA: On the Personal Level
Matthew Sapolin, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, kicks off the celebration by reflecting on the changes the ADA has brought about. Ruth O’Brien, professor, author, and editor, moderates a panel on the difference the ADA has made in the panelists’ lives. Panelists: Leonard Kriegel, author of Flying Solo: Reimagining Manhood, Courage, and Loss; Stephen Kuusisto, author of Planet of the Blind; Achim Nowak,
author of Power Speaking: The Art of the Exceptional Public Speaker.
Panelists are all contributors to the book Voices from the Edge: Narratives About the Americans with Disabilities Act, edited by Ruth O’Brien.
This event will be interpreted into American Sign Language. Real-time (CART) captioning will be provided and assistive listening devices will be available.