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Posts published in “Issue 4: December 2021”

Highlighting the Americans with Disabilities Act

By Patrick S. Costello, Esq

On July 26, 1990 President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (“The ADA”) the most sweeping civil rights law since the Civil Right Act of 1964. Passage of The ADA was the culmination of disability rights advocates and political leadership both Democrats and Republicans which ensure the civil rights of over 43,000,000 American citizens with disabilities.  At the signing ceremony President Bush stated “[l]et the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.”

The ADA ensures public and private transportation are made accessible to individuals with disabilities. For example building ramps and or elevators at rail and subway stations, as well as wheelchair lifts on buses.…

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