|July 26th, 2012 marks the 22nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), federal legislation which recognizes and protects the civil rights of people with disabilities. The ADA addresses accessibility in all aspects of community life including public accommodation, commercial facilities, public transportation and of particular relevance to Ohio Valley Goodwill, employment.Goodwill’s mission is to help people with disabilities to obtain the skills and support they need in order to get a job in the community, if this is their chosen vocational goal.
For the past 96 years, Ohio Valley Goodwill has helped thousands of individuals to achieve economic self-sufficiency as they have entered the workforce and become productive, tax-paying citizens. Goodwill takes great pride in the personal success of these men and women. On the occasion of the 22nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Ohio Valley Goodwill would like to salute this ground-breaking federal legislation which protects the civil rights of all people with disabilities and provides enhanced accessibility to the workplace.