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Americans with Disabilities Act Business Connection

Authored By: U.S. Department of Justice

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in everyday activities, such as buying an item at the store, going to the movies, enjoying a meal at a local restaurant, exercising at the health club, or having the car serviced at a local garage. This web site contains information about the Federal laws that establish requirements for businesses of all sizes to accommodate the needs of disabled people. These requirements went into effect on January 26, 1992.

Last Review and Update: Dec 10, 2002