The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, telecommunications, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.
Visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s ADA 25th Anniversary page to learn about how the ADA has impacted workers and jobseekers with disabilities. The page includes a disability employment timeline and stories about workers with disabilities. People can also add their own stories by filling in the form at the end of the page.
For a list of ADA 25th Anniversary Events, see Celebrating 25 Years of the Americans With Disabilities Act.