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Notable Quotable: Art and Accessibility

"Not every mind or body will experience art the same way. But every mind and body is entitled to the experience."

When the milestone Americans with Disabilities Act was passed on July 26, 1990, individuals with disabilities were guaranteed equal access to social realms that most of us take for granted: employment, public transportation, and commercial facilities such as shopping malls, restaurants, and hotels.

In honor of the law's upcoming 25th anniversary, our latest issue of NEA Arts highlights organizations and individuals that capture the spirit of the law by making art accessible to every American—something the NEA supports and strives to achieve. From museums that bring visual art to those with limited sight, to NEA National Heritage Fellow Sidiki Conde who proves you don't need feet to dance, this issue is a celebration of art's ability to confound expectations and create possibilities.

Not every mind or body will experience art the same way. But every mind and body is entitled to the experience.

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