Monday marks the twentieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a landmark law that had helped promote the rights of disabled individuals throughout the U.S. Despite the many accomplishments that this law helped facilitate since 1990, there is much more that can still be done. The same can be also be said for people with disabilities throughout the Americas where the difficulties have been many and their potential has been stunted.
The video clip below comes from "Além da Luz" ("Beyond the Light"), a documentary focusing on the lives of four blind and visually impaired Brazilians. Their story is one of empowerment, independence, and the desire to move forward with their lives despite their disability":
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