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The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 25 tomorrow on July 26, 2015. This statute garnered substantial widespread support when it was enacted over two decades ago, and continues to be a cornerstone of civil rights law. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission takes a close look at this anniversary, reflecting on the importance of the law and providing a number of historical and current resources on the topic. The EEOC’s recognition of this anniversary is available here, and includes a statement from Chair Jenny R. Yang.
The ADA demonstrates how a civil rights law can achieve widespread support and effectively protect the rights of all individuals. The EEOC materials are worth a look if you are interested in this area of the law.
— Joe Seiner