• Model Home, Jobsite and Communication Compliance Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • September 25, 2015 | Authors: Daniel A. Berman; Hoyt S. Neal
  • Law Firms: Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP - Los Angeles Office ; Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP - Phoenix Office
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is touted as one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation. The Act prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities to participate in mainstream American life. The primary objectives of the ADA are to allow equal access to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services. Signed into law in 1990 by President George H. W. Bush, the ADA is modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Simply stated, the ADA is an “equal opportunity” law for people with qualifying disabilities.