The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
The landmark 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by employers, public accommodations, state and local governments, public and private transportation, and in telecommunications. DREDF advocates for clients with ADA discrimination claims and represents them in court. We also provide training and education about the ADA, and work to strengthen the law through policy monitoring, development and advocacy.
To read about DREDF ADA cases and legal briefs go to Legal Advocacy
For information about DREDF's trainings on the ADA, go to Training and Education
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Restoration Update (updated 6.16.08)
DREDF ADA Articles, Papers and Analyses
“A History of the ADA: A Movement Perspective” by DREDF’s Directing Attorney, Arlene Mayerson
“The ADA and Models of Equality” by Arlene Mayerson, DREDF Directing Attorney and Silvia Yee, DREDF staff attorney.
“Achieving Accessibility: How the Americans with Disabilities Act Is Changing the Face and Mind of a Nation” by Silvia Yee, DREDF staff attorney and Marilyn Golden, DREDF Policy Analyst.
“ADA Paratransit Eligibility: How To Make Your Case” by Kevin Irvine, Senior Advocate, Equip for Equality, and Marilyn Golden, DREDF Policy Analyst
“Defining Disability in the Aftermath of Sutton: Too Disabled or Not Disabled Enough? The Supreme Court Creates a Catch-22” by Arlene Mayerson, DREDF Directing Attorney
“ADA Bursts Barriers But Not Stereotypes” by Arlene Mayerson, DREDF Directing Attorney
Access Equals Opportunity: ADA Guides for Businesses
DREDF's response to The Sacramento Bee series highlighting ADA lawsuits filed by a small group of individuals in California
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