Guide to Disability Rights Laws

 In Advocacy

Several federal laws and regulations protect the rights of people with disabilities and touch almost every aspect of daily life. The most well-known law is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. This law has paved the way for millions of Americans with disabilities to live free from discrimination and to have equal access to education, employment and technology, as well as many programs, services and facilities in their communities. Check out 10 Things to Know about the Americans with Disabilities Act, to include understanding the Act; info on the ADA National Network; what employers need to know; use of a service or emotional support animal; emergency planning, response and recovery; swimming pools and accommodation; and more. For more information, go to

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