In the past, disabled individuals faced a wide variety of obstacles that prevented them from fully participating in all that American society has to offer. They struggled with obtaining employment and were denied access to many services most Americans take for granted. This publication examines the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and discusses the rights disabled individuals are entitled to under the statute. Packed with facts on areas governed by the ADA, this easy-to-use resource covers employment, public transportation, public accommodations, state and local government services, and telecommunications. This newly revised second edition also includes the latest information regarding the ADA.