Americans with Disabi

The Americans with Disabilities Act

Ebony Moore

Troy UniversityAbstract

The United States of America’s was built upon the concept that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. As this Declaration of Independence was signed and noted in 1776, there would be many more years before all American’s would be treated equally. The struggle ranging from women’s rights, African American’s civil rights to the American Disabilities Act would significantly change and shape American history. The government often asserts that their endeavors are to remedy the inequalities upon all individuals. Particularly, programs such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), is a noble attempt to eliminate discrimination against individuals with disabilities concerning employment, accommodations and programs that receive federal funds. In this paper I will list and identify the five titles under the Americans with Disabilities Act.   On the journey to liberty and equality for all men, another barrier was yet broken on July 26, 1990. The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law by the senior President Bush. This law was designed to make the American society more accessible to the more than 50 million Americans with disabilities. Many aspects of life would be conformed to accommodate. This means that access to restaurants, shopping malls; town halls stadiums ballparks and etc. were to be improved for individuals with disabilities. Bus lifts were to be more reliable and Para transit services more widespread. One may notice elevators are wider, public restrooms are equipped with wider doors and grab bars, wheelchair ramps lead into offices, town halls, and buildings. The ADA dictates that people with disabilities gain access to government services and public places. The ADA also made it mandatory that very workplace with 15 or more employees would have...