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Unlock the Mysteries of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) – – Understanding Your Disability Rights is Only a Few Clicks Away

August 28, 2018

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law passed in 1990. The ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including all public and private places that are open to the general public.

The ADA is divided into five major sections which cover jobs, state and local government services, public accommodations and services, telecommunications and transportation.

It can be hard to figure out how the ADA applies to you, especially if you are newly injured. A good place to start is ADATA.org for a quick overview of each section of the law, with helpful links to specific information and additional resources.

For detailed ADA information and technical assistance check out the Department of Justice’s website, (ada.gov). It provides an excellent introduction to the ADA (ada.gov/ada.intro) as well as straightforward information on featured topics — and how to file an ADA complaint (ada.gov/filing.complaint).

If you want to talk to someone, call the ADA Information Line: 800-514-0301 (voice) or 800-514-0383 (TTY).

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