In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law with
strong bi-partisan support. This act was to be the “emancipation proclamation”
for people with disabilities preventing unfair treatment toward people with
current, past and perceived disabilities. However, 17 years after the passage of
this historic civil rights legislation, the courts have significantly weakened
the original provisions of the ADA by narrowing the definition of
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