History

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act became law on July 26, 1990. The impact of the ADA has been widespread as more than 40 million Americans have some kind of disability. The intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act is to prevent discrimination against qualified people with disabilities in employment, public services, transportation, public accommodations, and telecommunication services.

    ADA Signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act 

    President George H.W. Bush (center) surrounded by Evan Kemp, Chairman, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (left) and Justin Dart, Chairman, President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (right).Standing are the Rev. Harold Wilke (left) and Sandra Swift Parrino, Chairperson, National Council on Disability (right).