Americans With Disabilities Act: Celebrating 30 Years

4/13/2020

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Overview

President George H.W. Bush, on July 26, 1990, signed the Americans with Disabilities Act, the most sweeping piece of civil rights legislation ever enacted for people with disabilities. Banning discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, places of public accommodation, public services, transportation and telecommunications, the ADA ushered in a new era of opportunity for people with disabilities by formalizing equity and inclusiveness as federal standards.

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of this landmark legislation, NCSL and the State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED) partners are creating a clearinghouse of resources celebrating the lasting impact and legacy of the ADA on states. This page will be updated as new resources become available.

Resources, Reports and Publications

NCSL Blog Posts

Partner Resources