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What are my rights under the ADA?

Team Disclo
March 26, 2024

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in several areas, including:

Employment: The ADA prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals with disabilities in hiring, firing, promotions, pay, job training, and other terms and conditions of employment. It also requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities, unless doing so would cause an undue hardship.

Public accommodations: The ADA prohibits discrimination by places of public accommodation, such as restaurants, hotels, theaters, and stores, against individuals with disabilities. Public accommodations must be made accessible to individuals with disabilities and may need to make reasonable modifications to their policies, practices, and procedures to do so.

Transportation: The ADA requires that new buses and trains be accessible to individuals with disabilities, and it also requires that existing transportation systems be made accessible to the extent that doing so is readily achievable.

Telecommunications: The ADA requires that telecommunications companies offer a certain level of accessibility to individuals with disabilities, such as providing telecommunications relay services for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech impairments.

State and Local Government Services: The ADA also covers services provided by state and local government agencies, such as parks, libraries, and schools.

It's important to note that the exact rights and obligations under the ADA may vary depending on the specific context and the provisions of the law. If you have questions about your rights under the ADA or believe that your rights have been violated, you may want to consult with an attorney who specializes in disability rights.

It's also worth mentioning that some states and municipalities have their own laws and regulations that provide additional rights and protections to people with disabilities.

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