I Exist Because ADA Exists

Ather Sharif
5 min readJul 26, 2020
5 people in the image, Bush sitting in the middle and signing the ADA, 2 sitting on a wheelchair, and 2 standing at the back.

Today, we celebrate 30 years of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 3 whole decades! For people who haven’t had a reason to encounter that acronym before, it’s less exciting. Like, on a scale of i-live-in-Florida-and-i-will-wear-a-mask to omg-who-is-Clare-Crawley-going-to-pick, it’s probably like i-will-like-this-post-but-won’t-really-make-an-effort-to-learn-more-about-what-its-saying. But for people whose lives depend on it, a smile, a…

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Ather Sharif

PhD student @uwcse Accessibility, Visualization, Personalization | SWE Lead @comcast | Founder @evoxlabs | React developer | 🐱 dad | 🍩 eater | 🦅 🔔 #philly ❤