2020 Marks the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act


To celebrate the anniversary of President George H.W. Bush’s signing of the ACA into law, the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice is publishing a monthly series of blog posts this year.

This year is the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in various areas of life, which include employment, public accommodations, transportation, communications, and access to local and state government programs and services.

To celebrate this anniversary year, the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division is publishing a blog post a month to highlight specific ways in which the ADA has impacted the lives of individuals across the United States.

For February, the Division’s blog highlights United States v. Harris County, an ADA lawsuit filed against the County in 2019. The lawsuit alleged that the County’s voting program was inaccessible to voters with disabilities, as various polling places in the County had entrances with thresholds too high for voters in wheelchairs to navigate. Under the agreement, Harris County is now working to bring its voting program into compliance with the ADA. To stay up to date with the monthly blogs, visit www.justice.gov/opa/blog.

Experienced Disability Rights Attorneys

The disability rights lawyers at Manning Law, APC are proud of their contribution to the enforcement of the ADA, including their successful defense of the landmark ruling achieved in Robles v. Dominos Pizza in 2019. In that case Manning Law, APC defeated Dominos Pizza’s petition for writ of certiorari before the United States Supreme Court. As reported by CNBC, the Supreme Court denial of Dominos’ petition was “the right call on every level” according to Joseph R. Manning, Jr., Robles attorney. Manning added, “The blind and visually impaired must have access to websites and apps to fully and equally participate in modern society—something nobody disputes. This outcome furthers that critical objective for them and is a credit to our society.”

Interested individuals can contact the disability rights attorneys at Manning Law, APC, including Joseph Richard Manning, Jr., Michael J. Manning, Babak Hashemi, and Craig G. Cote, at www.manninglawapc.com

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