(Cheyenne, Wyoming) — The Road to Freedom bus, promoting awareness of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), pulled into Cheyenne Friday, June 15, from 1-3 p.m. at the Hampton Inn, 1781 Fleischli Parkway.

It is one of 80 stops nationwide to explain the ADA and the history of the disability rights movement, explained Kendall Corbett, coordinator of consumer activities with the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) in the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences.

“WIND is working with ‘Road to Freedom’ organizers to increase awareness of the provisions of the ADA, and of the ADA Restoration Act,” Corbett says. “The goal is to mobilize Americans to keep the promise of the ADA — freedom, inclusion, and opportunity for children and adults with physical, mental, cognitive and developmental disabilities.”

The local TV network covered the bus and exhibit with interviews by Corbett and ADA Watch’s founder and president, Jim Ward.

The Road to Freedom exhibition features Tom Olin’s historical photographs of the struggle for disability rights. Olin’s work has been featured at the Smithsonian Institution. The exhibition also includes a narrative of the grassroots history of the ADA as written by Arlene Mayerson of the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund.