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  • 1986 - The Air Carrier Access Act is signed. It "prohibits discrimination in air transportation by domestic and foreign air carriers against qualified individuals with physical or mental impairments. Requirements address a wide range of issues including boarding assistance and certain accessibility features in newly built aircraft and new or altered airport facilities." [1] [2]


References

  1. A Guide to Disability Rights Laws U.S. Department of Justice. September, 2005. Accessed on February 5, 2008.
  2. A Chronology of Dates Significant in the Background, History and Development of the Department of TransportationU.S. Department of Transportation. Accessed on February 5, 2008.