July is Disability Pride Month and a time to listen to — and amplify — people with disabilities. July is the month to celebrate because on July 26, 1990 the Americans With Disability Act was passed, legislation that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. However, although the act was passed, there’s still a lot that needs to be done to create a more inclusive America.
Boise Weekly interviewed Brittany O’Meara via email. O’Meara is the education director at Intermountain Fair Housing Council, a nonprofit that works to ensure open and inclusive housing for everyone, and an English teacher at Boise State University. She talked about Disability Pride Month and what people can do to be more supportive of people with disabilities.