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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 requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) for "reasonable accommodations" will certainly exacerbate the current shortage of qualified interpreters.
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The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA") authorizes employers to conduct medical examinations and to obtain employee medical history of employees as part of wellness programs as long as participation by employees is voluntary.
The order was entered after the district court granted summary judgment to plaintiffs-appellees, finding that defendants-appellants had violated Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
This violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 was vehemently contested by defense attorneys to the bitter end.
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The guidance, issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to carry out the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, said employers were not required to lower their standards for performance.

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