Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was passed in 1991, was designed to prevent discrimination to those individuals with disabilities. According to the United States Justice Department, the Act is designed to eliminate the “Barriers to employment, transportation, public accommodations, public services, and telecommunications have imposed staggering economic and social costs on American society and have undermined out well intentioned efforts to educate, rehabilitate and employ individuals with disabilities”.
One of the misconceptions of the rules and the regulations of the ADA is that the law only applies to individuals with a disability. This is not the case, as the law applies to a much broader group of people with both physical and mental impairments. The person must have a physical or metal impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.Read more