GSA Government-wide Section 508 Accessibility Program

25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 13:02 -- BuyAccessible Team

Celebrate the ADA and the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law on July 26, 1990, and was the first major legislative effort to secure an equal playing field for individuals with disabilities. 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.

Explore the ADA Anniversary Tool Kit or learn about other related laws and policies - including Section 508.