My Paper on "Americans Disability Act of 1990"

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Americans Disability Act of 1990 The main reason for the American Disability Act (ADA) is to is to give equal opportunity for the disabled Americans living in the United States. In May of 1990, the Congress approved the Americans with Disabilities Act, that provides disabled Americans with increased access to jobs and services. The history of the ADA did not begin on July 26, 1990 at the signing ceremony at the White House. It did not begin in 1988 when the first ADA was introduced in Congress. The National Council on Disability had drafted a bill which was later introduced to the House and Senate 1988 when they recommended enactment of a Americans with Disabilities Act. President George H. W. Bush signed it into a law on July …show more content…
This provided services and fought for individuals in the community who have disabilities.
The ADA disabilities are for mental and physical disabilities. They include deafness, blindness, autism, cerebral palsy, diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, HIV, multiple sclerosis, mental retardation. Complete or partly missing limbs mobility impairment, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, OCD, and Schizophrenia. Other mental or physical health conditions also may be disabilities, depending on what the individual's symptoms would be in the absence of mitigating measures during an active episode of the condition.The ADA does exclude certain conditions, such as kleptomania, pedophilia, exhibitionism, voyeurism in order to prevent abuse of the statute's purpose. Additionally, other specific conditions, such as gender identity disorders, are also excluded under the definition of disability.

The ADA has five titles, Title 1 is employment, Title 2 is for public entities and public transportation. Title 3 consists of public accommodations, whereas telecommunications makes up Title 4, and Title 5 is for the miscellaneous provisions.
Title I—employment The ADA states that a employer shall not discriminate against "a qualified individual with a disability". This applies to job application procedures, hiring, advancement and discharge of employees, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. Prohibited discrimination may include, among

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