July 26 marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. A new book, "Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights," by University of Illinois at Chicago professor Lennard J. Davis, examines the groundbreaking ADA's formation, successes and shortcomings. Davis, distinguished professor of liberal arts and sciences, award-winning author and noted disability scholar, can discuss the unlikely alliances that led to ADA's establishment, and contemporary issues surrounding disability rights in America.

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