Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Justice will commemorate the ADA at an event at DOJ headquarters. During the event, the two agencies will announce a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) designed to strengthen EEOC and DOJ’s Civil Rights Division’s enforcement of the ADA and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). As part of the anniversary, the EEOC will soon launch an ADA 25th anniversary page on the Commission’s website. The new webpage will provide helpful details about disability rights and responsibilities, information on EEOC’s efforts on behalf of people facing discrimination in their workplace based on disabilities, and milestones in the history of EEOC’s enforcement of the Act.
Read more from the EEOC here.