FACT SHEET: The Biden-Harris Administration Marks the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Today, on the 32nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we celebrate the inclusion and access promoted by this landmark civil rights law for disabled Americans. Grounded in four core outcomes of full participation, equal opportunity, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency, the ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in public accommodations, employment, transportation, and community living and provides recourse for people with disabilities who faced discrimination. The nation has made significant progress since the law was signed, but there is more work to do to live up to the promise of the ADA.
Today, President Biden signed a proclamation marking the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Vice President Harris is meeting with advocates from the disability community.
Today, the Department of Justice commemorates the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the preeminent civil rights law requiring equal opportunity for people with disabilities. Recently, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the opioid epidemic have exacted a steep toll on many people with disabilities and shed light on the continued urgency of ADA enforcement.
The U.S. Access Board celebrates the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law on July 26, 1990. This landmark civil rights law has impacted the lives of millions of people with disabilities in the U.S. by improving access to public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications.