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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a comprehensive Federal civil rights law that requires equal opportunity and access for individuals with disabilities to the goods and services offered by the more than 6 million businesses in the United States. Knowledge and understanding of the requirements of the ADA are essential to compliance.

Private employers with 15 or more employees' and public emploers with 1 or more employees are required to provide equal employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. All aspects of the employment process including applications, hiring, access to the workplace and any benefits associated with the job are covered by the ADA.


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This site may link to materials developed by federal agencies and/or their grantees. Several of the links provided will take you to external websites. The content and materials available on this website is property of the Great Lakes ADA Center. This tool was developed under NIDILRR grant #90DP0091-01-00