The City of Jacksonville and the ILRC of Northeast Florida celebrated October as National Disability Awareness month with the 9th Annual Spirit of the ADA. This year's event was held on October 30th at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, and was free to guests and family members.

Each year the event commemorates the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Americans with Disabilities Act is a civil rights law that prohibits the discrimination of individuals with disabilities in all areas of life, including jobs, schools, transportation and all public and private places that are open to the public. 

  Volunteers working the event   Sean Pozin of the Mayor's Disability Council, Tyler Morris of the ILRC, two guests, and Beth Meyer, Chief of Disabled Services kneeling for a photo.