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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.
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Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C.A.
A technical assistance manual on the employment provisions (Title I) of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Washington, DC: Author
When the ALA guidelines become available, they should be very helpful to libraries seeking to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
620), which would undermine a number of protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act:
Under the terms of the contract, the nation's largest African American-owned transportation management company will receive $210 million for four years co oversee MetroAccess, the transit services that fall under the Americans with Disabilities Act in the Washington Metropolitan area, which includes Washington, D.C., and parts of Maryland and Virginia.
This paper discusses the National Council on Disability's role in the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the continuing efforts of the Council in evaluating the implementation, effectiveness and impact of the ADA.
The video identifies key concepts of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applies the concepts to six fictitious employment scenarios involving individuals with mental disabilities.
A vision-impaired inmate brought an action under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
"There is a distinct deaf culture in the U.S." High says that strides in the deaf community, such as Galludet University's (D.C.) election of its first deaf president in 1998, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 have helped bring awareness to ASL.
But Hernandez contends he is protected as a recovered drug addict under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The U.S.
The 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) brought the employment of persons with disabilities to the forefront both of policy--there is now an Office of Disability Employment Policy headed by an assistant secretary within the Department of Labor--and of academic research.
The cases included several decisions regarding Fourth Amendment issues; one concerning Eighth Amendment cruel and unusual punishment; and several important decisions regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. This article includes a synopsis of these cases.

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