ADA 25th Anniversary

display at the Mansfield Library on the 25th anniversary of ADA passing includes photos and posters

July 1st, 2015 - July 30th, 2015Photo of the Library's display celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ADA.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA 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.Photo of a featured display case celebrating the ADA's 25th anniversary.