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Americans With Disabilities Act

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) is a civil rights law passed in the 1980’s which is the basis for all accessibility regulations. In California, it is merged with Title 24, the State Building Code. Sometimes called "the whiplash of the 90’s", civil actions can be filed in Federal Court by those who feel their civil rights as persons with disabilities have been violated through some omission of adequate accessibility features in a building.

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