Friday, July 24, 2015

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act

TSLA's Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped exists to provide access to books, magazines and other reading materials for people who have vision impairments or other physical limitations that make it difficult for them to read standard print publications. So it is with great pride that the library celebrates the 25th anniversary of the approval of the federal Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental activities.

President George H.W. Bush signed the ADA into law on July 26, 1990. The law was amended to expand the definition of a disability a few years ago. Many people consider the ADA to be a civil rights bill since it provides protection for people with mental or physical impairments that substantially limit major life activities.

For more information about the Tennessee Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, please visit:

The State Library and Archives is a division of the Tennessee Department of State and Tre Hargett, Secretary of State.

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