Twenty-six years ago today President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law.

July 26, 2016


This was an important moment in history for which we are all grateful! It was a long road to get here, and a great accomplishment.


The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation. It also mandates the establishment of TDD/telephone relay services. The current text of the ADA includes changes made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-325), which became effective on January 1, 2009. The ADA was originally enacted in public law format and later rearranged and published in the United States Code.

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