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On July 26, 1990, as he signed the sweeping civil rights legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act, into law, President George H. W. Bush declared, “Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.”

He said a lot more than that, of course. He thanked Evan Kemp and Justin Dart, who flanked him during the signing, and he cited the mighty coalition that succeeded in getting the ADA befor