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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

See Americans with Disabilities Act.
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ADA and collaborator Kinetico Incorporated, a water treatment system engineering company, are planning a field test involving a packed column of the amended silicate for summer 2005 at a facility in New Mexico, where the ADA formulation will be tested against two commercially available competitors.
Other disabilities must also be accounted for, including disabilities in hearing or vision, cognitive impairment, and any other disabilities recognized by the ADA.
Once individuals qualify for protection under the ADA, employers have an obligation to reasonably accommodate their disabilities.
Some early cases suggested judicial skepticism, but by last summer the ADA triumphalists saw the tide beginning to turn: A New York woman who had flunked the bar exam five times won a federal court order that she be given double time and other accommodations, while in another case learning-disabled students gained a partial court success against resistant officials at Boston University, enough to let their lawyers claim victory.
Though seemingly comprehensive, the ADA as civil rights legislation has shortcomings in regard to issues of health care coverage.
Out of more than a thousand crucial chemical links in the ADA enzyme copy, the single incorrect link has been replaced by precisely the right one.
The issue of a "wait for rescue area" in sprinklerized buildings has been shelved by the ADA regulations as a problem, and is under review by the Justice Department, while the City, which has its own regulations to aid the handicapped, LL58, has been giving preliminary consideration to such areas.
That ruled out beta-thalassemia, but ADA deficiency fit the description perfectly.
Calling on the protection of the ADA at that point could make it easier for an employer to terminate you on the basis of your disability.
The development of The Camp Director's Primer to the ADA was sponsored by the National Camp Executives Group (NCDG), which consists of national staff persons with camp portfolios from various youth-serving organizations, church groups, and national camp organizations.
190) was in effect long before the enactment of the ADA.