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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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The renovation enabled the YMCA to return the 3 floors of the Rahway Branch that sustained significant fire damage to the community, while adding a new elevator and handicap accessibility. As part of the expansive renovation project, naming opportunities exist for members, individuals and businesses in the community.
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The NCCSCI/NAHB report and guidelines are a significant achievement resulting in a fair-minded and commonsense approach to implementing the handicap accessibility requirements of the 1988 Fair Housing Amendments Act.
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