The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Public Law 101 of the 101st Congress, enacted July 26, 1990, prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities and transportation. It also mandates the establishment of TDD/telephone relay services.
ADA Regulation for Title II, as printed in the Federal Register (July 26, 1991) mandates that the Department of Justice’s regulation implementing title II, subtitle A, of the ADA which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in all services, programs and activities provided to the public by state and local governments, except public transportation services.
ADA Regulation for Title III, as printed in the Code of Federal Regulations (July 1, 1994) mandates that the Department of Justice’s regulation implementing title III of the ADA, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in “places of public accommodation” (businesses and nonprofit agencies that serve the public) and “commercial facilities” (other businesses). The regulation includes Appendix A to Part 36 – Standards for Accessible Design establishing minimum standards for ensuring accessibility when designing and constructing a new facility or altering an existing facility.
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