The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended) prohibits discrimination on the basis of mental and physical disabilities and also sets standards for accessibility.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is overseen by the US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. The US Access Board develops and oversees accessibility requirements based on the ADA, the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), the Rehabilitation Act, the Communications Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.