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Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), landmark civil rights legislation that broke down age-old barriers to equality for millions of Americans with disabilities.  In the two decades since, we have learned that equal access for people with disabilities—to services, employment, buildings and programs—is best protected by thorough integration of their needs into ordinary, day-to-day activities.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) promotes that integration every day, through all our components and activities.  Some examples:

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