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President Urges Strengthening of Disabilities Act

July 29, 2001|From Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Bush urged Congress on Saturday to strengthen the 11-year-old Americans With Disabilities Act by improving transportation for disabled workers and encouraging private companies to develop technologies to help them do their jobs.

In his weekly radio address, Bush said such action would help houses of worship, community groups and civic organizations improve access for the disabled.

The president praised the ADA--which was signed into law this week in 1990 by his father, former President Bush--for providing disabled people greater access to the functions of everyday life.

Bush said the ADA has given disabled people more options in choosing a home, using public transportation, working and traveling.

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