It can be difficult to accept from today’s perspective, but not very many years ago it was legally permissible for a person to be denied service because of a disability. It may not have been an individual’s intent, a certain building may not have able to accommodate the person with a disability, but discrimination was taking place nonetheless. Then, in July 1990, the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act was passed by congress. It was the nation’s first comprehensive civil rights law addressing the needs of people with disabilities by prohibiting discrimination in employment, public services, public accommodations, and telecommunications.