NNLM Reading Club Selection Guide: Americans with Disabilities
Americans With Disabilities Act
On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services. Celebrate this anniversary by selecting one of the NNLM Reading Club books, sharing trustworthy information, and starting the conversation in support of disability health.
One in 4 U.S. adults - 61 million Americans - has a disability that impacts major life activities. Some people are born with one. Some people acquire one as a result of an illness or injury. Some people develop them as they age. A disability may limit what you can do physically or mentally or it can affect your senses. Disabilities make it harder to do normal daily activities; however, mobility aids and assistive devices can make tasks easier and help people engage whether at work, school, or home. The NNLM Reading Club supports the health and wellness of people with disabilities. Select a book, start the conversation, and raise awareness for all of us.