Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down. – President George Bush
In passing the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Congress found that some 54 million Americans have one or more physical or mental disabilities and that discrimination against such individuals persists in such critical areas as employment, public accommodations, transportation, education, communications and access to public services. The purpose of the ADA, then, is to provide a clear and comprehensive national mandate to end discrimination against persons with disabilities!
The ADA applies to employers, services and programs of State and local government, public accommodations, communication providers and transportation providers regardless of whether they receive or benefit from federal funding.