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Businesses (public accommodations and commercial facilities) | Employment | State and local governments U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Americans with Disabilities Act Questions and Answers Barriers to employment, transportation, public accommodations, public services, and telecommunications have imposed staggering economic and social costs on American society and have undermined our well-intentioned efforts to educate, rehabilitate, and employ individuals with disabilities. By breaking down these barriers, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will enable society to benefit from the skills and talents of individuals with disabilities, will allow us all to gain from their increased purchasing power and ability to use it, and will lead to fuller, more productive lives for all Americans. The Americans with Disabilities Act gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications. Fair, swift, and effective enforcement of this landmark civil rights legislation is a high priority of the Federal Government. This booklet is designed to provide answers to some of the most often asked questions about the ADA. For answers to additional questions, call the ADA Information Line 800-514-0301 (voice) 800-514-0383 (TTY)
Additional ADA resources are listed in the Resources section of this document, page 29 . May 2002 Employment Q. What employers are covered by title I of the ADA, and when is the coverage effective?
Q. What practices and activities are covered by the employment nondiscrimination requirements?
Q. Who is protected from employment discrimination?

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