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Americans with Disabilities

Please explain in detail the Americans with Disability Act.

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The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) forbids discrimination of people with disabilities in the areas of employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and governmental actives. For example, a person with a physical disability walks into a store to fill out a job application - he cannot be denied the right to do this.

Disabled applies to the following conditions:
physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of his/her major life activities; a record of such an impairment; or is regarded as having such an impairment.

Signed into law on July 26 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act is a wide-ranging legislation intended to make American Society more accessible to people with disabilities.

It is divided into five titles:

1. Employment (Title I) Business must provide reasonable accommodations to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of employment. Possible changes may include restructuring jobs, altering the layout of workstations, or modifying equipment. Employment aspects may include the application process, hiring, wages, benefits, and all other aspects of employment. Medical examinations are highly regulated.

2. Public Services (Title II) Public services, which include state and local government instrumentalities, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, and other commuter authorities, cannot deny services to people with disabilities participation in programs or activities which are available to people without disabilities. In addition, public transportation systems, such as public transit buses, must be accessible to individuals with ...

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This explains what the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) is.