ADA: The most comprehensive legislation protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities. Amende and expanded in 2008. Far reaching and including transportation systems, stores, restaurants, hotels, theaters and governments it has replaced 504 with the exception of public school applications.
IDEA: Amended and improved upon the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, and EAHCA amendments of 1983 and 1986. Subsequently amended in 1992, 1997, and 2004.