Mr Obama is all about Diversity in the US of A. It is important to see concrete moves in relation to accessibility and its impact on diversity for all people and all levels of ability. A great Blog worth reading here in OPC.

Collection Spotlight from the National Rehabilitation Information Center

On Monday, January 21, the nation inaugurated Barrack H. Obama for his second term in office as the 44th President of the United States. During his inauguration address, the President reiterated his administration’s agenda for the American people and made specific mention of Americans living with disabilities. Although assistive programs face many challenges, including upcoming debt and budget battles, the President seemed resolute in his desire to protect entitlement programs like Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act of 2009, which many of those living with disabilities rely on.

“We reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future,” President Obama said during his address. “…We remember the lessons of our past, when twilight years were spent in poverty and parents of a child with a disability had nowhere to turn.”


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