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ADA turns 25: What cases have challenged the law?

In the 25 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act went into effect, those who are meant to benefit have challenged the letter of the law. In one case, when New York City created emergency evacuation plans, it left disabled people out, leading plaintiffs to call it “benign neglect” by the city. And the technological advancements that allow many of us to work remotely or in the “cloud” are creating new definitions of rights available. Some of these legal challenges have resulted in additions to the law...and states like Illinois have enhanced the ADA on their own. As we commemorate the law’s 25th birthday, we’re taking a look at some of the most integral cases that have allowed the law to evolve, and extend rights to people in the workplace. Barry Taylor, Vice President for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation with the group Equip for Equality, join us to discuss. (Flickr/Daniel X. O'Neil)

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