The Civil Rights law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is celebrating 28 years this month. President George H.W. Bush signed this act into law in front of 3,000 people on the White House South Lawn on July 26, 1990. When signing he stated, “Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.”
The ADA/ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAA) is a comprehensive Civil Rights law that consists of five titles that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in the areas of: employment, transportation, communications, public accommodations and access to public programs. The main purpose of the law is to have our society become more accessible to individuals with disabilities.