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Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is a federal civil rights law designed to prohibit and remedy discrimination against persons with a broad range of disabilities. The ADA contains five sections (called titles): Title I covers discrimination in employment, Title II covers public services (e.g., transportation and accessibility), Title III relates to public accommodations, Title IV covers telecommunications and accessibility for persons with hearing or visual impairments, and Title V has additional miscellaneous rules, including antiretaliation and anticoercion provisions. The ADA provides civil rights protections to U.S. citizens with disabilities as well as to those who experience discrimination because of a history of disability or others’ perceptions that they are disabled. Following the amendment of the ADA in 2008 and subsequent interpretive ...

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