DCAD 2014 – A Day of Disability Unity, Education, Celebration… and AT!

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the county of Sacramento voter registration & elections booth displays the new accessible voting machine.a woman draws on a poster that she is creating for the DCAD Rally and March.

Disability Capitol Action Day 2014 took place on May 21st in Sacramento and we thought it would be nice to share some photos from this successful and enjoyable event! 

The day started off with a Solidarity March from the Capitol Rose Garden to the West Lawn. Participants made signs to express what they thought was important for legislators and the public to consider, and then they marched all together toward the Capitol chanting with signs in tow. 

two women lead a group of people in an outdoor exercise routine. a woman holds a sign that reads, “the time is now for equality,” in front of the CA State Capitol. a lot of marching people behind her with different apparant disabilitiesDuring this time, the Annual Disability Resource Fair was open, which featured forty outdoor booths with information and resources for people with disabilities and their allies. 

a man in front of the stage with a speaker holds a sign that reads, “Support Disability Rights & Benefits.”Next up was the Education Rally on the Capitol West Steps, where a variety of speakers spoke about the important topics of the day. After the Educational Rally, music was enjoyed; provided by the “Dream Achievers,” a band of young adults who performed live music.

DCAD 2014 was truly a success and we know that next year’s celebration of the 25thanniversary of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) will be even better. We hope to see you there!

a man using a power wheelchair uses the JACO robotic arm device to reach for a bottled beverage.
man from destinations mobility is talking to a woman with a cane at his resource fair booth table
a man using a wheelchair holds a wijit device attached to his spoke, which allows him to control his chair easier with less shoulder mobility.
a woman using a wheelchair holds a sign that reads, “celebrate ADA honor fellow humans with disabilities uphold the olmstead decision commit to celebrate our pride in being alive!” her small dog is also seated in the wheelchair.
a man sits in a Whill personal mobility device, which he is able to use on the grass.

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