The National Council on Disability (NCD) sees its role today the same as it did when it helped usher in the Americans with Disabilities Act in July 1990: ensuring Americans with disabilities get fair and equal treatment.
“NCD is a small, independent federal agency,” said Neil Romano, chairman of the NCD Council. “Everything we do is about ADA. That’s who we are.”
The organization has used that mission-centered focus to guide it. In the 30 years since ADA’s passage, Romano said the law has succeeded in some respects by helping to normalize disability, so businesses and government agencies take it into consideration when making plans.
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