October 25, 2012
Americans With Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities act is a law that was created by the US congress in 1990 and signed into law by George W. Bush on July 26, 1990. The ADA is civil rights act that prohibits discrimination on people with disabilities. In 1975 the Education for All Handicapped Children Act was passed. Before this act was passed only one out of five children with disabilities attended a public school, according to the U.S. department of Education (L.S). There was a Civil Rights Act of 1964 created that made discrimination based on race, religion, sex, and other characteristics illegal. The original intent of the law was to create a civil rights law for people with disabilities that would be permanent, would not be able to be weakened, and would stop all discrimination. The ADA was suppose to be a flexible set of laws that could only be strengthened and never weakened. Title 1.1 of the Americans with disabilities act is employment, and explains how people shall not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. “Title I prohibits employers with fifteen or more employers from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in a job application procedures, hiring,
advancement, compensation, job training, and other conditions and privileges of employment simply because they have disabilities” (K, S). Title 1.2 of the ADA discusses public entities and public transportation. It prohibits discrimination by all public entities. This includes physical access for Accessible Design. Public entities and transportation have to have accessible utilities for disabled people. Title II applies to public transportation provided by public entities through regulations by the U.S. Department of transportation. Title II also applies to all state and local public housing, housing assistance, and housing referrals. Title 1.3 of the ADA...