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Missoula Valley People First

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A Glance at the ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the most comprehensive civil rights law protecting people with disabilities.

The ADA prohibits discrimination in:

  • Title I: Employment
  • Title II: State and local government
  • Title III: Privately owned businesses
  • Title IV: Telecommunications
  • Title V: Miscellaneous Provisions

Since the ADA’s passage in 1990, people with disabilities have gained access to a wider variety of services, programs and activities across America.  A 1996 poll of 1,330 individuals from 48 states conducted by the United Cerebral Palsy Association found that:

  • 96 percent of the respondents said that the ADA has made a difference in the lives of people with disabilities;
  • 81 percent said that the ADA had made a difference in their own lives;
  • 57 percent stated the ADA has resulted in better access to buildings; and
  • 46 percent reported greater inclusion of people with disabilities in the community.

However, 75 percent of respondents identified employment as the area where they have observed the least change.  Over a decade later, in 2007, the employment rate of people with disabilities was approximately 30%, compared to 75-80% for people without disabilities.

Each of our newsletters in 2010 will provide you with snippets of information about the ADA as we celebrate the law’s 20th anniversary.

By | 2010-01-12T11:27:04+00:00 January 12th, 2010|Montana, National|Comments Off on A Glance at the ADA

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