Thirty years ago on July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. This civil rights law prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.
The ADA is divided into five titles (or sections) that relate to different areas of public life: Employment, Public Services (including Transportation), Public Accommodations and Services Operated by Private Entities, Telecommunications and Miscellaneous Provisions.
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