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ERIC Number: EJ948331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
The Impact of the ADA, 21 Years Later: June 26 Marks the Anniversary of the ADA's Passage
Exceptional Parent, v41 n8 p20-21 Aug 2011
For most people, their major concern when running errands or shopping is whether they can fit all they need to do into the time available. For people with disabilities, however, particularly for those who have physical disabilities, their major concern is whether they can get into the stores or buildings in the first place and, once in, whether they have access to the goods and services they need. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), passed nearly unanimously by both houses of Congress and signed into law by President George H. W. Bush on July 26, 1990, mandates places that offer their goods and services to the public must be accessible to people with a variety of disabilities. Effective January 26, 1992, all places of business have been required to make their goods and services available to, and useable by people with disabilities to the extent that it is readily achievable. Furthermore, all new construction and renovations to existing buildings must be accessible to and usable by people with disabilities to the fullest extent possible. This article discusses the impact of the ADA, 21 years after it was signed into law.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990