All Fulton County residents are invited to join in a celebration of Disability Awareness Month during a Disability Awareness Vendor Fair and Expo on Thursday, July 26, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Expo, hosted by the Fulton County Office of Equal Employment and Disability Affairs and the Commission on Disability Affairs, will take place at the Fulton County Government Center, 141 Pryor Street, SW, Atlanta. The event marks the 22nd Anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, a civil-rights law providing a range of rights and protections for persons with disabilities.
At its July 11, 2012, meeting, the Fulton County Board of Commissionersâ€™ recognized Disability Awareness Month and the many contributions of residents with disabilities.
â€śCreating a community that is inclusive of residents with disabilities helps make Fulton County a more vibrant and welcoming place to live, work and play,â€ť said Dr. Ann F. Harris, Acting Director of the Fulton County Office of Equal Employment and Disability Affairs. â€śThe Americans with Disabilities Act was groundbreaking legislation and we continue to celebrate its legacy today.â€ť
The Fulton County Disability Awareness Vendor Fair and Expo will include more than 20 vendors providing a range of information about disability services, including sign language interpretation, radio reading services, and other services for adults and children with a range of disabilities.
Event sponsorship is provided by Community Life Concepts, Publix, the Atlanta Housing Authority, and Waffle House, Inc.
For more information about Fulton County, The Fulton County Office of Equal Employment and Disability Affairs, or the Commission on Disability Affairs, please visit www.fultoncountyga.gov.