Over 58 million Americans with physical or mental impairments that substantially limit daily activities are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Some of these activities include working, walking, talking, seeing, hearing, or caring for oneself. People who have a record of such an impairment and those regarded as having an impairment are also protected.
Although at first the ADA may seem overwhelming, please remember that the ADA is rooted in common sense and based on equality. The ADA extends to people with disabilities rights and responsibilities that are no more and no less than those already extended to other citizens. The ADA is designed to be a "Win - Win" proposition for everyone.
UCP is actively involved in facilitating voluntary compliance with the ADA throughout the country. This is achieved through its advocacy and public policy work. See the sections below for more information about ADA and advocacy.