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ADA Tour comes to Brenau Downtown Center on Friday
Events mark 25th anniversary of legislation
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The Americans with Disabilities Act Legacy Tour will make its second visit to Gainesville from noon to 3 p.m. Friday with exhibits on display at Brenau University’s Downtown Center at 301 Main St. SW.

Brenau alumna Kristina Rhoades, Mobility Ventures national spokeswoman and a Dawsonville resident, will be on hand to promote MV-1s, the first wheelchair-accessible vehicles created as such in the factory. Milton Martin Honda is the local dealer and will have MV-1 salesman Tim Pledge at the event.

It marks the final Gainesville stop among 80 scheduled in cities across the U.S. commemorating the 25th anniversary of the passage of the ADA on July 26, 1990. According to a news release, the tour “is a traveling exhibit designed to raise public awareness and generate excitement about ADA25.”

The exhibits include work by civil rights photographer Tom Olin, an ADA pledge and a handmade quilt that people can sign.

The Road to Freedom Bus will distribute information and giveaways.

The 14th annual ADA Memorial 5K, presented by Gainesville nonprofit Access to a Better Tomorrow, will be held July 25 on the downtown square in Gainesville.

The group’s mission “is to ensure Georgians with disabilities have equal opportunities to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” according to the release.

To participate in or sponsor the event, contact founder and race director Justin Pressley at 770-540-0986 or visit