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Americans with Disabilities Act 27th Anniversary

July 26th marked the 27th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). On July 26, 1990, Congress passed the ADA, and President George H. W. Bush signed it into law, ushering in a new era of civil rights protections for people with disabilities in this country.  This milestone civil rights law affirms the rights of people with disabilities and prohibits discrimination based on disability by state and local governments, private entities and telecommunications. In unison with the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, which similarly prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by the federal government, the ADA is a powerful tool to ensure people with disabilities are included in all aspects of emergency management.

ADA Compliant Ramp

C.T. Male Associates’ works to ensure the ADA compliance is implemented into our building and site designs to advance the statute’s goals of ensuring equal opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for people with disabilities.  Examples highlighted by our recent work include the Albany Parking Authority, where we assisted them with maintaining accessible compliance in all of their parking lots and garages.  To read more about work under the ADA, visit the website at www.ADA.gov.