Earlier today, I blogged about older Americans and livability. Now, as we approach the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, I want to thank one of the groups DOT has been working with to make our communities more livable for the 54 million Americans with disabilities.
DOT has been a longtime partner with Easter Seals Project ACTION. And last week, a delegation from Project ACTION visited DOT headquarters to present us with a unique artwork created by local students with disabilities who attend WVSA ARTs connection's ARTiculate Employment Training and Outreach Program.
The artwork illustrates the transportation needs of youth with physical disabilities, and it was created in conjunction with local artist Jude Crannitch, who provided his skills and guidance to the students.
Created by Congress in 1988, Easter Seals Project ACTION promotes cooperation between the transportation industry and the disability community to increase mobility for people with disabilities under the ADA and beyond. For 22 years, they have been working to make accessible and reliable transportation a reality for Americans with disabilities.
And they have done so with Federal Transit Administration support.