We asked our readers to send us their personal “victories” that came about as a result of the ADA being implemented and lifestyle choices enhanced. Here is a sampling of the kinds of stories that symbolize 25 years of progress.

Convenient Concerts
As a longtime concert goer, one of the ways that the Americans With Disabilities Act has had a positive impact on my life is it is now convenient to purchase concert tickets and accessible seating, not only for myself, but also for as many companions as I wish. Additionally, the security staffs at the majority of the concert venues I attend are very good about providing accessible parking and accessible bathroom facilities.

My friends and I saw Eric Church last year, and the people at The Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua, N.Y., went out of their way to make sure my experience was a pleasurable one.
Tom Turner
Victor, New York

Accessible Public Buildings
I am a 54-year old T3 paraplegic from a car accident in 1984 at age 22. I think the best thing about the ADA at first was the fact that all government buildings had to have access

[even though the 1973 Rehabilitation Act required this, many buildings remained noncompliant until the ADA passed]. I remember before passage of the ADA routinely having to ask someone to get my mail out of my P.O. box at the post office because there was