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Americans with Disabilities Act - Answers to Common Questions

Authored By: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The Americans with Disabilities Act gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications. This web page is designed to provide answers to some of the questions asked most often about the ADA.

Last Review and Update: Dec 10, 2002