The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) turned 30 years old on July 26. The landmark law provides protection against discrimination of individuals with disabilities (IWD) in a variety of areas such as employment, health care, housing, and education.
Defining what qualifies as a disability is a vital part of ADA’s value. It establishes the guidelines for who should be considered an IWD and who should be protected. When it comes to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, the ADA set the standard for ensuring people with disabilities have the same rights and access to opportunities to meaningful