Americans with Disabilities Act amendments to be discussed in Kansas City

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — Recent changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act are the subject of a national meeting in downtown Kansas City this week.

The federal law passed in 1990 establishes legal protections in employment and public accommodations for people with disabilities. ADA amendments took effect on Jan. 1.

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, spoke to conference participants on Monday. Conference topics scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday include new standards for public recreational equipment and efforts by colleges and universities to accommodate wounded veterans returning to school.

The meeting is hosted by the Great Plains ADA Center, a part of the MU School of Health Professions.



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