Monday – ADA Awareness Day for County of Hawaii

From the Mayors Office:

A proclamation naming July 26, 2010, Americans with Disabilities Act Awareness Day in the County of Hawai’i was presented Friday to Paige De Lima and Wes Tanigawa in the Mayor’s Office in Hilo.

De Lima and Tanigawa are the new chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Mayor’s Committee on People with Disabilities.

The committee, whose members have a significant interest in aiding people with disabilities, advises the Mayor and provides guidelines to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.

County Managing Director William Takaba made the presentation.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed on July 26, 1990, to ensure the civil rights of individuals with disabilities.  The proclamation also recognizes the partnership that the County of Hawaii has established with Hawai’i Centers for Independent Living and the ARC of Hilo in the development and operation of the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC).

The Abled Artists Show will be celebrating the anniversary of the ADA in Prince Kuhio Plaza on Saturday, July 24, starting at 10 a.m.  Disability Rights Hawai‘i has its regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday July 27, noon to 2  p.m. at the ADRC in Hilo with invited speakers on various disability topics.  The public is invited to these meetings.

(Editor’s Note… All folks with Disabilities please avoid the Pahoa Post Office for the sake of your own safety)

One Response

  1. Wes! Thank goodness to have such a wonderful advocate. Wesley Tanigawa was a friend on Kaua’i and I cannot say enough positive things about him. Nice to see his smiling face.

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