Understanding The ADA Is Important

ADA, or the Americans with Disabilities Act became a law back in 1990. It’s a piece of civil rights legislation, one that bans discrimination against any individuals who have disabilities. It covers all areas of broader public life. This includes employment, educational centers, transportation, and any private or public places which are generally open to the public. The intention behind this law is making sure that anyone with disabilities gets the same opportunities and rights as anyone else. The ADA has five different sections, known as titles, that correspond to various areas of American public life.

Title I covers employment at any place with 15 employees or more, making sure that those with disabilities get the very same opportunities and benefits that others without disabilities also enjoy.

Title II covers public services provided by state and municipal government agencies, making sure that all activities, services, and programs are accessible by the disabled.

Title III covers public services or accommodations that private entities operate, preventing discrimination against any individuals with disabilities. These places can be anything from movie theaters to doctor offices.

Title IV applies to telecommunications, such as Internet companies and telephone service providers, ensuring that anyone with speech impediments or hearing disabilities can still communicate.

Title V is reserved for miscellaneous provisions, like transportation and particular conditions that aren’t deemed as disabilities.