Americans with Disabilities Act

ABBR: ADA Legislation passed by the U.S. Congress in 1990 and amended in 2008 to ensure the rights of persons with disabilities and to prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, public services, transportation, public accommodation, communications, state and local governments, and the U.S. Congress. An individual with a disability is defined by ADA as one who has a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more major activities, a person with a history or record of an impairment, or a person perceived by others to have such an impairment. Also called Public Law 101-336.

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