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With the 30th anniversary of the signing of the ADA being celebrated today, it makes sense to reflect on how reasonable accommodations ensured by the ADA have improved the lives of people with disabilities and how we can continue moving forward to make a more accessible and inclusive future for everyone
President George Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on the South Lawn of the White House. He is accompanied by Evan Kemp, Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Justin Dart, Chairman of the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities; Rev. Harold Wilke, and Swift Parrino, Chairperson, National Council on Disability.
The ADA was signed into law on July 26th, 1990 by, then president, George H. W. Bush. Since then, the ADA has been utilized to protect the civil rights of people with disabilities. Much like the first disability civil rights law, Section 504.
The legislation has 5 sections, referred to as titles, which address specific protections for Americans with disabilities.