Article abstract: President George Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, the world’s first comprehensive civil rights law for people with disabilities.
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On July 26, 1990, President George Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the world’s first comprehensive civil rights law directly aimed at protecting people with disabilities. The legislation was introduced in 1989 by Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Congressman Tony Coelho (D-California). The primary purpose of the legislation was to...
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