Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990

The ADA is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits, under, certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability. According to former U.S. Sen. Robert Dole, "the ADA is opening doors giving people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in the mainstream of American society to gain employment, to enjoy a meal at a restaurant, to travel to work on public transportation, to communicate by telephone, or to cheer at a ball game. This landmark law is enriching all of America by supporting talents, skills and abilities of citizens who until now have been kept on the sidelines."