Americans With Disability Act – ADA Resources

Americans with Disability Act

The Americans with Disability Act is a civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination.  It guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in employment opportunities, to purchase good and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services.  It was signed into law on July 26, 1990 under the President George W. Bush administration.  It is modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits the discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.  It is a “equal Opportunity” law for those that are disabled.

How to be Protected by the Americans with Disability Act

You must have a disability, whether it be physical or mental that limits one or more lie activities.  If you have a history of your disability or record of your disability or if you have been perceived by other of having this disability.  The ADA does not specifically name all of the disabilities covered.

 Title I of the ADA

Title I prohibits private employer, State and Local governments, employment agencies and labor union from discrimination against qualified person with disabilities in the job application procedure. It also prevents hiring, firing, advancements, compensation, job training and other terms and conditions and privileges of employment of the disabled to be discriminated against.  Employers with 15 employees or more are included in Title I. This includes all government agencies and employment agencies and labor organizations.

ADA Website

ADA Information Line

ADA Technical Assistance Program

This domain contains official information about Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), but navigation is not optimal and the links have changed over the years.

Education Assistance for Disabled

Information for the Federal Office of Civil Rights


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