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. 

The examples highlighted in this document are part of the Department’s work in 2017 to further the objectives of the ADA.