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About the ADA
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a Federal law that provides civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. The ADA guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations (such as stores, restaurants, and hotels), employment, state and local government services, and transportation.

Title II
The ADA has five sections or “titles” which each address different areas of the law. Title II of the ADA addresses state and local governments, such as the City of San José. Title II protects qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination on the basis of disability in accessing services, programs, or activities. For more information, please see our frequently asked questions.