Happy 25th Anniversary Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)!!

As a cross disability agency, SDHP wants to recognize and celebrate the importance of the ADA.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA is divided into five titles (or sections) that relate to different areas of public life.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity for Individuals with Disabilities (Title I)
  • Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services (Title I)
  • Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations and in Commercial Facilities (Title III)
  • Telecommunications (Title IV) This title requires telephone and Internet companies to provide a nationwide system of interstate and intrastate telecommunications relay services that allows individuals with hearing and speech disabilities to communicate over the telephone. This title also requires closed captioning of federally funded public service announcements.  This title is regulated by the Federal Communication Commission.
  • Miscellaneous Provisions (Title V)

The final title contains a variety of provisions relating to the ADA as a whole, including its relationship to other laws, state immunity, its impact on insurance providers and benefits, prohibition against retaliation and coercion, illegal use of drugs, and attorney’s fees.  This title also provides a list of certain conditions that are not to be considered as disabilities.

Want to know more information??

http://www.adaanniversary.org   http://www.sdhp.org

OR:  Talk to an ADA Specialist  1-800-949-4232 (voice/tty)