Overview of ADA



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Overview of ADA

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The Americans with Disabilities Act, otherwise known as the ADA, was passed in 1990. The law aimed to prevent discrimination and provide legal protections for people with disabilities. As we know, discrimination takes place at places of employment, within educational settings, or in public spaces. The goal of the ADA is to ensure that people with disabilities are treated equally and have access to the same opportunities as everyone else. The ADA is comprised of five titles. Title one focuses on employment. Title two outlines the responsibilities of state and local governments. Title three covers public accommodations that businesses open to the public are required to provide. Title four is concerned with telecommunications. Title five contains miscellaneous provisions not covered in the previous four titles.