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25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

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Chair Jenny R. Yang on the
ADA 25th Anniversary

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turns 25 on July 26!

On that day in 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the ADA into law, making it illegal for employers to discriminate against qualified job applicants and employees based on their physical or mental disabilities. The law also requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who need them because of their disabilities, unless doing so would cause undue hardship.

EEOC is proud to be a leader in opening doors for people with disabilities. To honor the ADA's 25th anniversary, we have created this web page to provide helpful information about disability rights and responsibilities and how EEOC is helping people with disabilities in the workplace.

Let this web page be your guide to learning more about the ADA and EEOC's important work, as well as celebrating the progress that has been made to improve the lives of those with disabilities.

We hope you will come back to this webpage for updates. If you find something that interests you we hope you will share this page with your co-workers and friends.