U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
Disability Rights Section
People with disabilities have too often been excluded from everyday activities: shopping at a corner store, going to a neighborhood restaurant or movie with family and friends, or using the swimming pool at a hotel on the family vacation. The ADA is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities and opens doors for full participation in all aspects of everyday life.
To read more, go to: http://www.ada.gov/regs2010/smallbusiness/smallbusprimer2010.htm