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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Celebrating 28 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

In July, the nation celebrates the 28th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark legislation prohibited employment discrimination on the basis of disability and is helping ensure all Americans have equal access to employment. ETA is highlighting government and nonprofit resources to support American Job Centers, employers, and people with disabilities on the technical assistance resources available to them. 

Justice Department Withdraws ADA Technical Assistance & Guidance Documents

As part of the ongoing government-wide effort to reduce regulatory burdens and improve the quality of guidance documents offered to the public, the Department of Justice has identified documents for withdrawal and, where applicable, removal from The Department also reviewed public input received through a request for comments that the Department's Regulatory Reform Task Force published in the Federal Register on June 28, 2017.

27 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

On July 26, 1990, Congress passed signed into law, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ushering in a new era of civil rights protections for people with disabilities.  The Justice Department enforces the ADA to advance the statute’s goals of ensuring equal opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for people with disabilities. 

Department of Justice Guidance on ADA and the Criminal Justice System

The Justice Department has issued guidance  to facilitate criminal justice entities' compliance with the ADA during interactions with individuals with mental health disabilities or I/DD.

New Guidance on ADA, Title II

The Justice Department has issued new guidance about the ADA's Title II integration mandate and employment.  The guidance explains how th

New Accessible Technology Section Added to

The Department of Justice has launched a new Accessible Technology section for, its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Web site, to further assist covered ent

NEW Technical Assistance on Testing Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities

The Justice Department has issued technical assistance on the obligation of those providing high stakes testing, to ensure that the test scores of individuals with disabilities accurately reflect the individual's aptitude, achievement, or the skill that the exam is intended to measure, rather than one the person's disability. 

U.S. Access Board Releases New Guidance on Accessibility Standards

The U.S. Access Board has released new chapters for its online guide to accessibility standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). You can access these chapters here.

Breaking Barriers at the White House

President Obama's office recently hired a new receptionist for the president.  Her name is Leah Katz-Hernandez, and she is deaf.  Watch her story, and learn more about the accommodations she uses to support the highest federal office.

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