The groundbreaking Americans with Disabilities Act
was signed into law 19 years ago last week, on July 26, 1990. The wide-ranging law prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental activities.
In conjunction with the anniversary, the Department of Labor has re-named and re-launched DisabilityInfo.gov as Disability.gov
. The site aims to connect the disability community to information and opportunities. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis explains, "Far more than just a directory of federal resources, Disability.gov is a meeting ground for Americans to learn, respond and communicate about a wealth of critically important disability-related topics. The new site has been vastly enhanced to provide more information in as efficient and interactive setting as possible."
The revamped site features a Twitter feed, RSS feeds, a blog, and more user-friendly ways to obtain answers to your questions. Make sure to check it out