The ADA is a federal anti-discrimination law which prohibits private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies and labor unions from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. This law (covering employers with 15 or more employees) is designed to remove barriers that prevent qualified individuals with disabilities from enjoying the same employment opportunities that are available to persons without disabilities. When an individual's disability creates a barrier to employment opportunities, the ADA requires employers to consider whether a reasonable accommodation could remove the barrier.
applied portions of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to the handicapped, resulting in lawsuits and institutional expenditures to increase access for the disabled.
a civil rights law stating that public institutions cannot discriminate on the basis of disability. It helps to implement and enforce Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and also outlines additional protections for people with disabilities. For additional information, see Transition Topics on this Web site.
The Americans with Disabilities Act is a Federal law providing civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities, requiring accessible public transportation services and/or facilities along highways, trails, sidewalks and other public settings.
legislation which mandates equal access to all public transportation services. The ADA requires that fixed route transit be accessible and paratransit (curb-to-curb) service be provided in the same geographic areas on the same days and hours as the fixed route service. The curb-to-curb services are exclusively geared to persons with disabilities who are unable, because of their disability, to use traditional fixed route transit.
This law follows the principles established under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It provides protection from discrimination of persons with disabilities and allows claims for compensatory and punitive damages.
Federal law which requires accessible public transportation services for persons with disabilities, including complementary or supplemental paratransit services in areas where fixed route transit service is operated. ADA also pertains to facilities along highways, trails, sidewalks, and other public settings.
A comprehensive civil rights law enacted in July 1990 which makes it unlawful to discriminate in private sector employment against a qualified individual with a disability. The ADA also outlaws discrimination against individuals with disabilities in state and local government services, employment, public accommodations, transportation, and telecommunication.
A civil rights law passed by Congress in 1990 which makes it illegal to discriminate against people with disabilities in employment, services provided by state and local governments, public and private transportation, public accommodations and telecommunications.
Legislation enacted to prohibit discrimination based on disability.
Federal law that broadly prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of a job with or without reasonable accommodation.
A comprehensive Federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, telecommunications, public services, public accommodations and services.
Federal law prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities. The legislation requires public entities and public accommodations to provide accessible accommodations for people with disabilities.
ADA The Act requires public buildings to remove architectural and communications barriers for the disabled.
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is the short title of United States Public Law 101-336, 104 Stat. 327 (July 26, 1990), codified at et seq., signed into law on July 26, 1990 by President George H. W. Bush. The ADA is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits, under certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability.