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The ADA Amendments Act

Synopsis of Law

The ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), Pub. L. 110-325, is intended to overturn a series of Supreme Court decisions that interpreted the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 in a way that made it difficult to prove that an impairment is a "disability." The ADAAA makes significant changes to the ADA's definition of "disability" that broadens the scope of coverage under both the ADA and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Compliance Assistance Materials

For more information from the EEOC, go to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ADA web page.