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Beyond the Cases: 26 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act: The Lives, Faces, and Stories Behind the ADA
July 29, 2016
Source: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
Twenty six years ago, Congress passed, and President George H. W. Bush signed, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ushering in a new era of civil rights for people with disabilities in this country. The Justice Departments Civil Rights Division enforces the ADA to ensure that people with disabilities can live, work, learn, vote, and play in their own communities – free from discrimination and able to participate in the mainstream of American life. This document provides brief case highlights – along with anecdotal stories – about the impact of the ADA on the lives of people with disabilities around our country. The cases highlighted in this document represent just some examples of the Departments work enforcing the ADA over the last six years. To read more about our ADA enforcement, visit our website at www.ada.gov.
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