25 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lawrence residents continue battle for equality, access

25 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lawrence residents continue battle for equality

Caitlin Doornbos

It's been 25 years since Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act — and two and a half decades later, some Lawrence residents with disabilities say equality and accessibility are still a battle.

The ADA is meant to protect those with disabilities by banning workplace discrimination, requiring that employers offer reasonable accommodations and setting accessibility standards for public buildings, roads and more.

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