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We’re 25, too! Access Press celebrating a quarter-century of our news

We’re 25, too! Access Press celebrating a quarter-century of our news

Access Press and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) both reach the quarter-century mark this year. So it’s fitting that we take a look back at our founding editor, Charlie Smith.

Smith died in 2001 but his impact on disability …

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Remembering Charlie

Remembering Charlie

“If there is one thing that struck me about Charlie it was his good humor. I don’t recall – in all of the times I’ve talked with him – him not having a smile. What a good natured, intelligent man. …

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Editor’s column – July 2015

We at Access Press are very proud to be celebrating our 25th anniversary. It seems almost impossible that 25 years has passed. I can’t imagine Charlie Smith, the founder of Access Press thinking the paper would survive a quarter century …

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ADA celebration story Family day, focus on work are ADA events

Minnesota’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) kicks off with a Family Day in St. Paul in July and continues through October with an employment conference. The ADA is a landmark civil rights law …

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History Note – A look back, 25 years ago

Many of the activists and leaders who pushed through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are gone now. Justin Dart Jr., who founded disability advocacy groups and was a leader in passage of the ADA, died in 2002. Evan Kemp …

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