The Independence Center celebrates signing of ADA

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) -- Friday marks the 29th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Independence Center holds luncheon to celebrate signing of ADA.

Hundreds gathered to celebrate at the Hotel Elegante in Colorado Springs. The event was put on by 'The Independence Center.'

The local non-profit advocates for people with disabilities and provides services in our community.

On July 26, 1990, then President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law.

11 News Anchor Katie Pelton was the emcee for Friday's luncheon.

The group is focusing on the need for more accessible medical services in our area.

"It's really important for physicians to understand that people with disabilities need access to services, things such as lifts for people with disabilities, tables that have the capability of lifting up, things such as hearing loop systems, so people with hearing loss are able to hear," said Gabe Taylor, the Marketing and Events Coordinator for The Independence Center.

You can find a list of local health care providers who have accessible medical equipment. Click here to find more information on 'The Independence Center's' website.