What's Changed In 20 Years Since ADA Passage

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Joseph Shapiro, correspondent, investigations unit, NPR

The Americans with Disabilities Act required businesses, buildings, public transportation and other services to accommodate people with disabilities. It also outlawed workplace discrimination against disabled workers. Still, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is disproportionately high.

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