Gerard Buckley still clearly remembers July 26, 1990.
On that day, he stood alongside dozens of others in the White House Rose Garden, as then-President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law.
"It was really amazing," Buckley recalled. "It was everything I wish the country was today. The Republicans, the Democrats, the independents, the business community, leaders from the disability community all came together."
That day, Buckley was a young deaf man. Today, he is president of RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf.