Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The ADA, Passed in 1990, is a comprehensive federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The ADA defines a disability as:
A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (i.e. working, talking, hearing, seeing, caring for one's self)
Or having a record of such an impairment;
Or being regarded by others as having an impairment such as individuals with severe facial scarring.
- Title I: Employment
- Title II: State & Local Governments
- Title III: Places of Public Accommodations
- Title IV: Telecommunications
- Title V: Miscellaneous Provisions
For more information contact the National ADA Network at 800-949-4232.