Events Calendar

Yearly View
By Year
Monthly View
By Month
By Categories
Download as iCal file
Anniversary: Americans with Disabilities Act
Saturday, July 25, 2020

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a major civil rights law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability in the private and state and local government sectors. The ADA requires access to programs and services, transportation, the built environment, employment, and communication. Under the ADA, the Board develops and maintains accessibility guidelines for the construction and alteration of facilities covered by the law, as well as guidelines for the design of transportation vehicles. These guidelines serve as the basis of standards used by other agencies to enforce the ADA's design requirements.

Signed by: George H.W. Bush

Date signed: July 26, 1990

Public Law: 101-336

U.S. Code: 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq.