The law ensures that disabled Americans "can live like people".
"They want sympathy, no, self determination, yes," President Clinton said. "They don't want excuses. Instead, they want opportunity in terms of jobs and careers."
The White House said the move would exceed current federal hiring trends by 60 percent.
CBS News Capitol Hill Correspondent Bob Fuss reports that in connection with the 10th anniversary of the ADA, a Harris Survey was taken for the National Organization on Disability with some interesting findings.
President Clinton also unveiled a new Web site that would provide disabled people and their families with information on a variety of topics, such as employment, entrepreneurship, transportation, health care, education and support services.
"A lot of what the Americans with Disabilities Act is all about is to make sure that people can live like people, can do things other folks take for granted," Clinton said. "When you look at the young people on this stage, you know you have given them a better today. We should leave here committed to giving them a better tomorrow."
First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton announced a new "youth to work initiative" to help ease the transition from school to work for disabled young people.
"Passing the ADA was the beginning, not the end, of our commitment to ensure all people have the rights they are entitled to," Mrs. Clinton said. "We have a new generatioof Americans who want to work, expect to work, are graduating from high school, going to college."
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