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  • July 26 - The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is passed. It "prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. It also applies to the United States Congress."[1]



  1. A Guide to Disability Rights Laws U.S. Department of Justice. September, 2005. Accessed on January 30, 2008.
  2. CAP Timeline & History Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program. Accessed on February 5, 2008.
  3. "The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the National Wheelchair Basketball Association." National Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame. Accessed on February 26, 2008.
  4. George de Mestral. National Inventors Hall of Fame. Accesses March 7, 2008.
  5. Velvet Type Fabric and Method of Producing Same. U.S. Patent #2,717,437. September 13, 1955.