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Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

Collection GB-COU: Records of the White House Office of Counsel to the President (George H. W. Bush Administration)

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Signed on July 26, 1990, the ADA was the world’s first comprehensive civil rights law for people with disabilities. This Act inspired other nations to pass their own civil rights laws for people with disabilities.

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