The Americans With Disabilities Act Essay

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In July 26, 1990 the United States Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, written by Senator Tom Harkin and then passed by President George H. W. Bush (ADA, 2011). Since the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, discrimination against the disabled has slowed and many disabled Americans have become employed (ADA, 2011). Many changes have been made to accommodate the disabled. There are several new regulations for the workplace that helps the disabled get fair treatment and be open to the same opportunities as others. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 was passed to stop discrimination against people with disabilities not only in everyday places but also in the workplace. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 was passed to help stop discrimination for the Americans with disabilities. By passing the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Congress helped many Americans that suffer with disabilities get jobs. The passing of the Act also helped with people who have disabilities get treated fairly. Thanks to the U.S. Congress and the passing of the ADA many great things have happened for the individuals who have disabilities (ADA,2011). The discrimination of people with disabilities is still going down; however it has not completely ended yet. In 1990 in one month over 87 cases connecting discrimination and disability were brought up. In 1991 only 63 cases were connected between the two. However in 2000; the number increased…

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