Americans with Disabilities Act celebrates 32 years on Tuesday

Tuesday, July 26 marks 32 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act became law, prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities.

Now more than ever, small businesses are finding it challenging to hire talented workers. Hiring disabled individuals can help businesses meet their talent needs while strengthening their competitive edge. By hiring individuals with disabilities, businesses can: 

  • Expand their pool of talent
  • Create a culture of diversity
  • Meet their workforce needs
  • Foster creative business solutions
  • Generate goodwill among customers

Hiring disabled workers can help businesses meet their talent needs while strengthening their competitive edge. During Disability Pride Month and throughout the year, you can explore SBA resources to help small businesses find and hire talent and create a more inclusive workforce. 

About Disability Pride Month

Since 1990, Disability Pride Month has celebrated all 1 billion disabled people, their identities and culture, and their contributions to society. 

It seeks to change the way people think about and define disability, to end the stigma of disability, and to promote the belief that disability is a natural part of human diversity in which people living with disabilities can take pride.

People with disabilities make up 15% of the world’s population and are the largest and most diverse minority in the United States making up approximately 26% of the population with people representing all ages, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds.