The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications (adata.org).
Join the UK Human Development Institute during the month of July as we celebrate this life-changing event. Throughout the month of July, visit our Facebook and Instagram accounts for videos and other content to reflect on the accomplishments of the last 30 years, while continuing our work to promote inclusion, independence, and contributions of people with disabilities and their families across the world.
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