Thousands took part in the third annual Disability Pride Parade in Manhattan on Sunday, where participants expressed concerns about health care funding.
The event traveled from Union Square Park to a festival in Madison Square Park to show solidarity and support for those with disabilities.
"We're here because we're disabled and proud," one participant said.
In 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio declared July "Disability Pride Month" in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
While participants said rights have come a long way in the nearly three decades since it passed, they said there is still a lot of work to be done.
Many said they were worried that the Republican health care bill being crafted in Washington will cut programs for which people with disabilities depend.
"It's disastrous for the disabled for the cuts, because a lot of the people they only have Medicaid to support them," one parade attendee said.
Some of the top technology to assist those with disabilities was also on display Sunday, including OrCam, an advanced wearable technology that provides artificial vision for those who are blind or visually-impaired.
The Disability Parade also gave participants a platform to talk about issues that are most important to them, such as how to improve the accessibility of the city.
"Every train station with elevators, yes," one woman opined. "Every single station. We travel in the trains."
But they said the most important part of the Disability Pride Parade was coming together.