Today, the Department of Justice commemorates the twenty-third anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Olmstead v. L.C., a landmark case interpreting the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In Olmstead, the Court ruled that the ADA prohibits the unnecessary segregation of people with disabilities, who have a right to live and receive services in the most integrated setting appropriate.
On this 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we recognize the ongoing challenges to full equality, including COVID-19’s devastating and disproportionate impact on people with disabilities. As many people find themselves with long-lasting effects from COVID, we are committed to making sure that people understand their rights under federal nondiscrimination laws.