Since July 26, 1990, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) has protected people with disabilities in public accommodations, essentially prohibiting discrimination by ensuring that individuals are not excluded. With a little math, you might realize that this adds up to 31 years since the landmark legislation was first signed into law.
Although 31 isn’t traditionally a milestone birthday, the ADA – and its mission to provide all people who live with disabilities equal access and opportunity under the law – has enabled a more open, accessible and inclusive world. We think that’s worth celebrating every year.
In honor of this special anniversary, we encourage you to explore the ADA and its profound impact on society. Then, test your knowledge by taking the quiz below.