American Disabilities Act

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law on July 26, 1990 and was signed by President George H.W. Bush.

In his remarks, President George H. W. Bush famously said, “And now I sign legislation which takes a sledgehammer to another wall, one which has for too many generations separated Americans with disabilities from the freedom they could glimpse, but not grasp. Once again, we rejoice as this barrier falls for claiming together we will not accept, we will not excuse, we will not tolerate discrimination in America.”