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Americans with Disabilities Act

Legislation in the United States, passed in 1990, that extended civil rights laws to persons who are physically disabled. Among other provisions, it requires facilities to accommodate the disabled insofar as it is possible. Businesses must comply with the Act when they build or expand their buildings. For example, most new commercial buildings with steps are required to provide access for persons who use wheelchairs.

ADA

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As a part of Skynet Direct, TrackPower is the first programmer to provide dedicated live horseracing channels with traditional broadcast programming to horse racing fans and participants.
He started his career at Apple Computer as the company's first programmer and worked on Applesoft Basic and system software for the Apple II computer.
Historically, many of the first programmers in the digital computer era were women, but the number of women in computer science has decreased sharply since the mid-1980s, Felton said.
When the ENIAC computer was developed for the purpose of calculating ballistics trajectories, she was selected to be one of its first programmers.