Americans with Disabilities Act Day

July 26 is observed as The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Day. The ADA, enacted in 1990, reaffirmed our nation’s commitment to ensuring that people with disabilities have the right to live, work, and fully participate in the community alongside their fellow citizens. The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, along with U.S. Attorneys’ Offices across the country, enforces the ADA to realize the statute’s goals. This work includes ensuring equal opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for the 56 million Americans currently living with disabilities.

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