Your Guide to the 25/40 Celebration Website

The 25/40 Celebration website has launched!

Home Page

Here’s your key to understanding the 25/40 Celebration website, which will have everything you need to know related to the festivities.

25/40 celebrates two monumental anniversaries:

The 25th Anniversary of the signing of the American’s with Disabilities Act in 1990—an enormous step forward for civil rights and equal opportunity for people with disabilities. The impact of the ADA can hardly be overstated—it has irreversibly changed the course of the quality of life for millions of people across the U.S.

The founding of VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, 40 years ago earmarks 4 decades of commitment to providing quality arts and education programming to people with disabilities around the globe. With 52 international affiliates and a network of nationwide affiliates, 7 million people of all ages and abilities participate in VSA programs every year.

Here is everything you need to know about navigating the 25/40 website!

Home Page:

Home Page

This is the home page for the 25/40 site. In the top right corner (yellow arrow and circle) you’ll find the links to the rest of the site, including the About, Schedule of Events, How to Participate, Latest News, and Contact pages.

The green arrow points to a shortcut for viewing exciting Upcoming Events. Look here to see what’s coming up next, and click the “View more” to easily access the full Schedule of Events!

About Page:

About 2540

The About Page contains more information about the event and participating organizations.  In the body, read about the event and the two anniversaries it’s celebrating.

If you look at the red arrow, you’ll see a highlighted link to learn more about the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you click on this it will take you to the official ADA page (

The blue arrow points to a similar link, except about VSA.  If you click on this, it will take you to the Kennedy Center’s Office of VSA and Accessibility page (

Finally, the green arrow and circle show where to find more information about VSA, 25/40’s Partners and Sponsors, and Related Anniversary events.

Find more descriptions of some of those pages below:

2540 partners and sponsors

On the Partners and Sponsors Page, read more about who made this incredible event possible, as well as a list of individuals and organizations to whom we’d like extend a special thanks.

2540 related anniversary eventsOn the Related Anniversary Activities Page, you can find out what else is happening in the DC area and beyond to celebrate these two anniversaries.  The green arrow points to where a list of events will be with details on date, time, location, and clickable links to more information.

*If you have an event you’d like featured, or know of one that we missed, please email and follow the directions on the page.

Schedule of Events Page:

Schedule of eventsOn the Schedule of Events Page you will find a list of events with location, time, and description.  The green arrow points toward an example, and below find a close up.

The red arrow points to the Calendar View button (with so many events, happening this is our favorite way to take it all in!) — click this to see all the events in an easy to view calendar format. Red events are at the Kennedy Center and blue events are at the Smithsonian Institution.  See image below:

Calendar ViewHere is a more detailed view of the events list:

schedule exampleThe blue arrow shows you where to find the date of every event and the red arrow points to the basic information (event title, location, and time).  The green arrow shows the accessibility accomodations offered for each event.

How Do I Participate? Page:

How do i participateThis page gives you all the necessary information on getting to the Kennedy Center and Smithsonian Institution locations.  It provides addresses, information on parking and accessibility accomdoations, and other good stuff to help you join in the celebration.

Latest News Page:

Latest newsAt the top right you can click the Latest News link and see all the updates via the VSAInternational Facebook page and everything tagged with #2540Celebration.  (Hint hint, if you want to see your post or tweet featured here, use the official Celebration hashtag!)  Keep up on Facebook by liking the VSA International page!

Contact Page:

contact pageLast, but certainly not least, the Contact Page.  Here you can sign up for our mailing list, so you receive updates about all the exciting 25/40 happenings!  The red arrow points to where you can add your contact information, and the green circle shows the “Subscribe” button to add your name to our list.  (We promise we won’t spam you!) This way you’ll be the first to know about the latest and greatest of the Celebration.

Finally, the blue arrow points toward our contact information, giving you information for the Kennedy Center and Smithsonian Institution.

We hope you found this post useful and can’t wait to see you at the 25/40 Celebration!! If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below!#2540celebration

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