Illustration by Doug Davis

I don’t remember where I was when the ADA was signed, but I do remember the first time I was congratulated about it.

December 1990 — the office Christmas party at my first job out of college. The type of scene that the film Office Space would satirize a few years later: stale store-bought cookies, nonalcoholic punch served at room temperature in paper cups, and long-winded holiday greetings from the CEO and his various underlings. The economy sucked, we were on the brink of war w