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