ADA – The Americans with Disabilities Act

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The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a federal civil rights law which protects people with disabilities from discrimination in the areas of employment, public accommodations, state and local government services, commercial facilities, and transportation. The ADA guarantees that Americans with disabilities have the same legal protections against discrimination as those provided for individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or religion.

For further information on the Americans with Disabilities Act or to work with a mediator to resolve an ADA-related dispute contact the New England ADA Technical Assistance Center, http://www.newenglandada.org, or the Americans with Disabilities Act Coalition of Connecticut, http://www.adacc.net, or search

Connecticut’s Community Resources Database

using the phrase “disabilities act” in an Agency/Program name search.

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SOURCE: New England ADA Technical Assistance Center website
PREPARED BY: 211/rj
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: June2017