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On February 15, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the ADA Education and Reform Act (HR 620), which would undermine the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by shifting the burden of compliance with the ADA away from businesses and onto individuals with disabilities.  As described by Senator Tammy Duckworth, in a Washington Post op-ed opposing the bill, HR 620  “would reward businesses that fail to comply with the law […. by allowing them] to wait until they are notified of their failure to meet legal obligations before they even have to start removing barriers that prevent Americans with disabilities from leading independent lives.”

The bill now moves on to the Senate. For more information about the bill and ways to respond, see American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) https://www.aapd.com/tag/hr-620/ and ADAPT http://adapt.org/adapt-condemns-the-passing-of-the-hr-620-bill-in-the-house/.

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