Americans With Disabilities Act 23rd Anniversary

The Americans With Disabilities Act was signed into law on July 26, 1990 and is celebrating its 23rd anniversary this year.

The infographic below is from last year’s 22nd Anniversary and outlines how the ADA defines “disability” and provides data about the number of Americans living with a disability. It also lists the various types of disabilities, education and employment information, and assistive technology devices.

In addition, a chart shows the historical disability milestones that have passed since 1880 while calling attention to significant sections of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Nearly 50 million Americans are living with some type of a disability. While that number represents approximately 16% of the U.S. population, it is expected to increase as a large number of Baby Boomers reach retirement age and beyond.

ADA Anniversary

Visit Disability.gov to find 2013 Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary Celebrations in your area.

For more information, and to see this Americans With Disabilities Act infographic in a larger size, visit Daily Infographic.

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