Disability Policy

In 1990, the U.S. became the first nation on earth to comprehensively declare equality for its citizens with disabilities. With the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the U.S. enshrined into law the promise of equal access, equal opportunity, and equal respect for every American. The ADA and other laws including the Workforce Investment Act (WIOA), the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act, The Rehabilitation Act, and the Civil Service Reform Act protect the rights of individuals with disabilities to have equal opportunities, benefits, and accommodations in competitive employment.


The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is an international human rights treaty that protects the rights and dignity of all people with disabilities. Continue reading “CRPD”


Significant U.S. laws impacting inclusive employment opportunities and practices for individuals with disabilities are highlighted here. These laws protect the rights of all Americans, regardless of disability, to receive equal consideration, benefits packages, and necessary accommodations in employment ventures.  Continue reading “Policy”