NEW BRITAIN – New Britain will be hosting a poster contest to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
“The city of New Britain prides itself on being a welcoming community to residents and visitors of all backgrounds and abilities,” Mayor Erin Stewart said.
All New Britain residents are encouraged to participate in the contest. The deadline for submissions is July 10.
“The posters are intended to spark a conversation about accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities,” said June O’Leary, disabilities services advocate for the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department.
The artwork submitted should relate to the 30th anniversary of the ADA and the significance of access and inclusion for all people with disabilities and should be no larger than 12x16 inches.
The ADA was signed into law in 1990 and is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation and all public and private places that are open to the general public.
“The commission has been instrumental in making many changes to promote accessibility for all over the years. These positive changes have led to a more inclusive community and expanded opportunities for residents,” Stewart said.
Participants should submit artwork by mail or deliver it to: City of New Britain Commission on Persons with Disabilities, 27 West Main Street, Room 301, New Britain, CT 06051. The winning artwork, along with information on the artist, will be featured on a poster that will be promoted throughout the city.
For more information, contact O’Leary at 860-826-3368 or at june.o’ firstname.lastname@example.org or in Room 301 of New Britain City Hall.