Impact in all public sectors including postsecondary environments
Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (2008) updated and expanded the Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 (ADA)
- Title I – Equal opportunity to benefit from the full range of employment-related opportunities.
- Title II – State and local governments give people with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from all of their programs, services, and activities.
- Title III -Â Public accommodations must comply with basic non-discrimination requirements that prohibit exclusion, segregation, and unequal treatment.
- Title IV – Requires common carriers (telephone companies) to establish interstate and intrastate telecommunications relay services.
Impact in Secondary and Postsecondary Environments.
Rehabilitation Act 1973
Section 501 – Equal opportunity in Executive Branch.
Section 503 – Non-discrimination in federal contractors and sub-contractors.
Section 504 – Non-discrimination in federally-funded programs. (Led to ADA 1990.)
Section 508 – Requirements for electronic and information technology access.
Impact on Elementary and Secondary Schools only
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 1990 (IDEA) amended 1997 (formerly P.L. 94-142 1975.)
Free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.