ADA and Section 508

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. It also applies to the United States Congress.

ADA Title I: Employment

ADA Title II: State and Local Government Activities

Section 508

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d) requires Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities. Amended in 1998 as part of theWorkforce Investment Act of 1998.