The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26,1990 by President George H.W. Bush. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including employment, state and local government services and programs, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that individuals with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.
- Information about the ADA
- Answers to Frequent Asked ADA Questions
- ADA Video Gallery, including the signing ceremony
- Transcript of President Bush’s signing speech
How can you get involved?
- Sign the ADA pledge. Become a part of the ADA Celebration by signing the ADA Pledge, which supports the full implementation of the ADA.
- Report violations. When you see violations of the ADA, report them to the US Department of Justice. Complaints can also be filed with the Federal Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
- Support ADA Cleveland. Discover the organizations of ADA Cleveland and support our efforts to ensure access for individuals with disabilities.
Please note: ADA Cleveland is a nongovernmental coalition and does not have the power to enforce the ADA. We are able to help connect people in need with resources and information.