Throughout the year, and on July 26, 2015, celebrate 25 years of the landmark legislation known as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in your workplaces, schools and communities.
The Americans with Disabilities Act is a law that was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1990. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) authored the bill and was its chief sponsor in the Senate. Harkin delivered part of his introduction speech in sign language, saying it was so his deaf brother could understand. It was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H. W. Bush, and later amended with changes effective January 1, 2009.
The ADA is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. It affords similar protections against discrimination to Americans with disabilities as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made discrimination based on race, religion, sex, national origin, and other characteristics illegal. In addition, unlike the Civil Rights Act, the ADA also requires covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities, and imposes accessibility requirements on public accommodations.
AT&T recognizes that directory assistance services can provide helpful dialing assistance for customers with significant visual, cognitive, and physical disabilities.
AT&T lets you DIAL 4-1-1 from your wireless phone for information on the go. Dial 4-1-1 to quickly and easily get local and national numbers and addresses. Receive a text message with the listing and connect at no additional fee. 4-1-1 Info can utilize your location to find a business near you. It also offers movie showtimes, turn-by-turn driving directions, reverse lookup, and business category search - all with access to live operators 24/7. Get the info you need. Dial 4-1-1 today.
With each call, you can receive up to four requests and we'll connect you at no additional charge. The rate for AT&T 411 Info is $1.99 per call, plus airtime, roaming, and applicable long distance. Additional surcharges may apply when off the AT&T wireless network.
If you live, work, go to school, or take transit through Monmouth County you have critical information needed for this study.
We hear all too often how difficult transportation can be for some people with disability. This is YOUR chance to let the county know what matters to you, why you appreciate public transportation, and what improvements would matter most.
If you need a print version, you can download one HERE. (in pdf format)
We also have printed copies at the Center and are happy to have you come by and fill one out.
The survey is anonymous and you can give an email to get updates, if you choose. Spread the word!