Monday, July 24
Celebrate the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at the Zoo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications and governmental activities. The ADA was passed in 1990 to remove barriers and empower people. The 2010 census indicates that 48.9 million people (approximately 20% of the population) or almost 1 in 5 people in the United States have a disability.
In partnership with The Ability Center, the Toledo Zoo will host the annual ADA Day Informational Fair. Rain or shine, 100 local companies and organizations will set up booths on Zoo grounds to showcase the wide variety of goods and services offered to those with disabilities.
The Zoo is in compliance with ADA regulations, including wheel-chair access to our recently renovated Aquarium. It is our mission to inspire everyone to care about animals and conserve the natural world. This event not only educates our community on the importance of thinking inclusively, which furthers the mission of The Ability Center, it also celebrates what is possible for everyone, including those living with disabilities.