The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is a Federal Civil Rights Legislation, which mandates non-discrimination to persons with disabilities. The U.S. Congress signed the ADA in 1990, and it went into effect in 1992. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in access to jobs, public accommodations, and governmental services and programs, public transportation, and telecommunications. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973:
"No otherwise qualified [disabled] individual in the United States shall, solely by reason of [disability], be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."
The Town of Plainfield recognizes that it is important for its facilities, programs, and services to be available to all of its citizens and the general public. The Town of Plainfield further understands that some of its existing facilities, programs and services may have met accessibility requirements previously, but may not now, or may not in the future, as standards are revised or new standards developed. It is the Town's commitment to provide equal access to all of its public programs, services, facilities for citizens with disabilities, and in compliance with the ADA.