Americans with Disabilities Act
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What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and access to state and local government鈥?programs and services.
What is the introduction to the ADA?
Introduction to the ADA. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush. The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else…
What did the ADA do in 1990?
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 The ADA recognizes and protects the civil rights of people with disabilities and is modeled after earlier landmark laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race and gender. It was signed into law by George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990.
Who enforces the Ada and other laws?
Many federal agencies are responsible for enforcing the ADA and other laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. These agencies receive complaints, conduct investigations, and issue regulations and guidance to explain the law. Learn more about these agencies and the laws that they implement: