People with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act makes it possible for you to live a life of freedom and equality. Passed by the Congress and signed into law by the President on July 26, 1990, the ADA is the first comprehensive declaration of equality for people with disabilities. The ADA protects the civil rights of people with disabilities in all aspects of employment, in accessing public services such as transportation, and guaranteeing access to public accommodations such as restaurants, stores, hotels and other types of buildings to which the public has access.

The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on the ADA as it applies to employment, state and local government agencies, and private businesses.