Twenty-five years ago, on July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 101 Pub. L. No. 336, 104 Stat. 327. The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation and its impact on American society has been undeniable. It prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities and guarantees them the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life—to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services. The ADA is an “equal opportunity” law for people with disabilities.
Want to know more? Visit ADA.gov, the official government website from the United State Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. And of course, the Library has a very comprehensive collection of materials for your review. Getting started is as easy as doing a title search in the Library catalog: Americans with Disabilities Act.