Hands Around the Capital

Event Date/Time: 

Friday, July 17th, 2015
11:00 AM MDT - 4:00 PM MDT

Location of Event (Web or City, State): 

Capital Park, 601 W. Jefferson St., Boise, ID


Over 1,000 people will gather to circle the Idaho State Capitol on July 17, 2015 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the passage of the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA). The event begins at 11:00 a.m. Mayor Dave Bieter from the City of Boise will kick off our celebration welcoming attendees to the beautiful City of Boise followed by Lawerence Denney, Secretary of State of Idaho reading a state proclamation. Lineup to circle the Capitol begins at 11:20 a.m. You don't want to miss this opportunity to make history on July 17, Idaho is the only state in the nation to circle the Capitol linked by a yellow ribbon showing support for the 25th anniversary of the ADA and our servicemen and women. Circle the Capitol and get free ADA swag and a Guru Donut. At the Idaho State Capitol, self-guided tours and “Accessible Voting System Demonstrations” with over 5 vendors on the 2nd floor in the rotunda from 10:00 to 4:00 you are invited to test the voting systems. In Capitol Park activities include speeches, awards, live music at 1:30 with Jimmy Bivens and 3:30 Rebecca Scott, a children's area, photo booth, unclaimed property search and an opportunity for individuals to share their stories about the ADA to be included in a video production, ADA Photo Display, food trucks and much more. Speeches will be made by Wendy Olsen, U.S. Attorney with the Department of Justice, Steven Snow, Director of the Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Richard Pimentel, International Consultant on Employment and Retention for People with Disabilities and Keynote Kelly Buckland, Director of the National Council on Independent Living. In addition to circling the Capitol, Capitol Park will host over 40 public awareness booths providing information and educational materials on the following but not limited to: Accessible voting options Accessible transportation Assistive technology Effective Communication Disaster planning that includes people with disabilities Suicide Prevention Resources on the ADA, Human Rights Act and Fair Housing Act Employment resources and opportunities for individuals with disabilities Home and Community Based Services Unclaimed Property For more information on the event or to schedule an interview, contact Northwest ADA Center-Idaho Dana Gover at Dananwadacenteridaho@gmail.com 208-841-9422. Sign Language Interpreters will be available. SCHEDULE 11:00 Gather at Capitol Park 11:10 Welcome to the City of Boise Mayor Bieter State Proclamation Lawerence Denney, Secretary of State of Idaho 11:20 Form Lines to Circle the Capitol 11:45 Bag Pipers and Treasure Valley Drill Team lead the procession to Circle the Capitol 12:00 Circle the Capitol linked with a Yellow Ribbon showing support for the ADA and our servicemen and women. Speakers 12:20 Wendy Olson, US Attorney Department of Justice 12:30 Steven Snow, Director Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 12:40 Richard Pimentel, International Consultant on Employment and Retention for People with Disabilities. 12:50 Keynote Kelly Buckland, Director National Council on Independent Living 1:10 Awards 1:30 Jimmy Bivens 3:30 Rebecca Scott 5:00 Celebration Ends All Day: 10:00 to 4:00 Accessible Voting Device Demonstration located on the 2nd floor of the Capitol. Fill out a survey on the devices and your name will be included in a drawing for a $50.00 gift card.

Cost of Event: 


Registration Requirement: 

Not Required

Sponsoring Organization(s) of Event: 

Northwest ADA Center, DAC, NW, LINC, Idaho SILC, Idaho DVR, Disability Rights Idaho, Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, ICDD, Idaho Housing and Finance Association


  • Architects/Contractors
  • Business
  • Employer
  • State and Local Government
  • People with Disabilities


  • ADA Anniversary