ADA paragraph

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In 1990, President George Bush passed "The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990" (ADA). This law, which was considered to be the biggest breakthrough in civil rights since Civil Rights Act of 1964, mandates provisions for Americans with disabilities. The main general categories of provisions include employment and public services such as transportation. Before the ADA, nearly two-thirds of Americans with disabilities were unemployed. Although educational opportunities for the disabled were greatly improved, employment opportunities were not. To remedy this problem, employers with 25 or more employees we not allowed to discriminate against disabled individuals in areas such as
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Unformatted text preview: applications, training, compensation, hiring/firing, etc. These same provisions were also extended to hiring agencies and labor organizations. The ADA defines the “reasonable accommodations” an employer must make for a disabled employee. The second and third section of the ADA prohibits discrimination in public services and private entities that provide services to the general public. Included in these provisions is the requirement of handicap accessible vehicles in the public transportation sector as well as the private transportation sector....
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