Americans with Disabilities Act: Facts for Features
On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services. Each year on the anniversary of the ADA, the US Census Bureau Facts for Features
provides a demographic snapshot of the U.S. population with a disability and examines various services available to them. The statistics come from various Census Bureau censuses and surveys, covering differing periods of time.
- How will you celebrate the anniversary of the ADA?