Americans are entitled to equal opportunity as citizens of the United States. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in employment, public accommodations, transportation, state and local government services and telecommunications. When an employer or organization is in violation of the ADA, complaints can be issued, and action can be taken to correct the infraction. Recently, Wisconsin's U.S. Senator Ron Johnson has been given a vote that will impact an international treaty that will protect disabled individuals on an international level.
As an American, individuals who endure a disability may have to put any international travel and/or business on hold due to the lack of accommodations abroad. Many disabled veterans are all too familiar with this fact of life. Senator Johnson recently participated in a hearing for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities United Nations treaty -- a treaty that would extend protection of rights for individuals with disabilities on an international level.