AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
ADA and the d/Deaf
The Americans with Disabilities Acts protects people with disabilities from discrimination in all aspects of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation and public and private places open to the general public. The purpose of the ADA, which became law in 1990, is to make sure people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to people on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age and religion. Click the photo to learn more about effective communication requirements under the ADA.