Thirtieth Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

July 26, 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by President George H. W. Bush. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. It ensures their equal rights and opportunities in public accommodations, employment, education, transportation, telecommunications, state and local government services, and all areas of American life. Signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) in 2008 made important changes to the definition of “disability” to allow broader coverage for individuals with disabilities.

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