THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) OF 1990 AND ADA AMENDMENTS ACT OF 2008
The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of an individual’s disability in employment,
state and local government, public accommodations, public transportation and telecommunications.
An individual with a disability is defined as any individual who has a physical or
mental impairment that substantially limits one of more major life activities. The
primary purpose of the ADA Amendments Act is to make it easier for people with disabilities
to obtain protection under the ADA. For more information, you may visit ada.gov.