We’ve Come a Long Way: ADA


by Kathy Kirchoff

The Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act of 1990 opened the world of work door for 43 million Americans living with disabilities. The law prohibits many types of discrimination and goes a long way toward leveling the playing field for those with disabilities. The ADA covers employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local government employers.

 

On July 26, 2010, ADA celebrates its 20th anniversary to mark this important legislation signed by President Bush. Persons living with disabilities now have many of the freedoms, and opportunities they have waited many years to have.

 

Read the latest iSpeak disability blog articles: Beyond the ‘Disabled’ Label, Cyberspace Learning for Disabled Students and Hire Yourself: Promoting Entrepreneurship for those with Disabilities for additional information and resources.

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