The ADA is an authority that people with disabilities utilize to safeguard their civil rights in a number of situations. Title V covers insurance issues, explains the relationship between the ADA and other, previously existing laws and, perhaps most importantly, defines explicit restrictions against retaliation or coercion against anyone with a disability who exerts their civil rights.
Title V emphasizes, “No person shall discriminate against any individual because such individual has opposed any act or practice made unlawful by this Act or because such individual made a charge, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing under this Act.” This title supports individuals with disabilities who need legal recourse to uphold their civil rights.
Additionally, Title V regulates the availability of medical insurance and State worker’s compensation, and supplies supplemental guidelines pertaining to regulations by the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. Other provisions are; Technical Assistance for entities to get assistance with compliance; a report on Federal Wilderness Areas; and Amendments to the Rehabilitation Act. These were included in later Amendments to the Act, to supplement the other titles of the ADA.