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Americans with Disabilities Act

Overview#

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (42 U.S.C. ยง 12101) is a United States Civil Rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability.

It affords similar protections against discrimination to Americans with disabilities as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made discrimination based on race, religion, sex, national origin, and other characteristics illegal. In addition, unlike the Civil Rights Act, the ADA also requires covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities, and imposes accessibility requirements on Public Domain accommodations

Americans with Disabilities Act was amended with the ADA Amendments Act of 2008

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