Americans with Disabilities ACt

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: A father holds his son's hand during  the first annual Disability Pride Parade on July 12, 2015 in New York City. The parade calls attention to the rights of people with disabilities and coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

25 Years On, Disabilities Act Has Changed Lives of Millions

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law 25 years ago, on July 26, 1990.

07/28/2015

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Lawsuit Against DC Housing Authority Claims Deaf Women Were Denied Interpreters

A U.S. District Court lawsuit filed by two deaf women and a non-profit aimed at maximizing the self-sufficiency of deaf adults claims the District of Columbia Housing Authority discriminated against the women by repeatedly failing to provide them with interpreters.

05/08/2013

According to government labor data, of the 29 million working-age Americans with a disability — those who are 16 years and older — 5.2 million are employed. That's 18 percent of the disabled population and is down from 20 percent four years ago. The employment rate for people without a disability was 63 percent in February. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

Decrease Seen In Employed Americans With Disabilities

According to government labor data, of the 29 million working-age Americans with a disability — those who are 16 years and older — 5.2 million are employed. That’s 18 percent of the disabled population and is down from 20 percent four years ago. The employment rate for people without a disability was 63 percent in February.

03/25/2013