The intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is to ensure that people with disabilties have access to employment, public accommodations, commercial facilities, government services, transportation and telecommunications. This article explains how the ADA is different from other federal civil rights statutes that prohibit discrimination. The ADA places certain obligations on employers and businesses. These obligations, together with the rights of individuals with disabilities make up the parts or titles of the ADA. They are broken down as follows: (1) Title I: Employment; (2) Title II: Public Services; (3) Title III: Public Accommodations; (4) Titlte IV: Telecommunications; and (5) Title V: Miscellaneous. Includes the ADA Requirements Fact Sheet, which outlines all basic elements to be adhered to.

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    American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

    100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700
    West Conshohocken, PA  United States  19428-2957
  • Authors:
    • Lindemann, P
  • Publication Date: 1992-5

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  • Accession Number: 00622448
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1992 12:00AM