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Americans With Disabilities Act

legislation approved by the U.S. Congress in July 1990 that would bar discrimination against persons with physical or mental disabilities in the areas of employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, transportation, and telecommunication. The Act defines disability as a condition that "substantially limits" such activities as walking, seeing, caring for oneself, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working. It applies to persons with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), diabetes, and cancer, as well as to alcoholics and substance abusers undergoing treatment. The law requires employers to make "reasonable accommodations" for workers who are otherwise qualified to carry out their job duties. Other entities affected include educational institutions, which are required to make "reasonable accommodations" for students with disabilities.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Legislation passed in the US in 1990 that was intended to remove the physical barriers and biases in places of public access and in the workplace, that had previously prevented those with physical and mental disabilities–handicaps, 'challenges' from enjoying the full benefits of freedoms guaranteed by the US Constitution. See Barriers, Disabilities. Cf Impairment.

Amer·i·cans with Dis·a·bil·i·ties Act

(ADA) (ă-mer'i-kănz dis'ă-bil'i-tēz akt)
U.S. federal legislation (Public Law 101-336, enacted in 1990) prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities and ensuring equal access to employment, education, public accommodations, transportation, telecommunications, and government services at all levels.

Amer·i·cans with Dis·a·bil·i·ties Act

(ADA) (ă-mer'i-kănz dis'ă-bil'i-tēz akt)
Federal legislation that prohibits discrimination of services or employment opportunities against people with disabilities.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),

n.pr a federal law that defines a private dental office as a place of public accommodation, thereby requiring that dental offices serve persons with disabilities.
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The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register to revise and update its accessibility guidelines for buildings and facilities covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 (ABA).
New civil rights laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Civil Rights Act of 1991, have aided the rise in cases.
By a surprisingly wide 7-2 margin, the court took a restrictive view of the definition of disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990.
The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 gave builders new concerns about accessibility, both within their businesses and in their products.
So now we find out: The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 empowers federal judges to rewrite the rules of golf, after deciding that the right to play in the elite PGA Tour is a "public accommodation" like the chance to patronize a lunch counter or motel.
Dole also supported the Civil Rights Act of 1991 (though he voted against a similar bill in 1990) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
In addition, numerous federal laws (such as the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act of 1986, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993) impose compliance costs on businesses when the number of employees exceeds certain thresholds.
sections] 1630 (1995); EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMM'N, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE MANUAL ON THE EMPLOYMENT PROVISIONS (TITLE 1) OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (1992); EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMM'N, INTERIM GUIDANCE ON THE APPLICATION OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990 TO DISABILITY-BASED DISTINCTIONS IN EMPLOYER PROVIDED HEALTH INSURANCE, N-915.
Acceptance of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 by persons preparing to enter the business field.
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as a number of state statutes, protect against employment discrimination on the basis of disability.
The authors clearly set forth the letter of several sections of laws (such as the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); Workers' Compensation; Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA); and the concepts of Equal Opportunity in Employment) and, at the same time, to bring alive the intent of the social policies these laws embody, describe the situations in which they have force.
Another law, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, guarantees equal employment opportunity for people with learning disabilities and protects disabled workers against job discrimination.

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