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Understanding the American Disabilities Act

American Disabilities Act

A disabilities act is a law that is passed in order to address the complications, concerns, and quality of living experienced by disabled individuals. Many countries have enacted some type of disabilities act. For example, the Disability Discrimination Act was a piece of legislation that was passed in the United Kingdom, to help reduce the discrimination aimed at disabled individuals.

The speculations and regulations established by a disabilities act will vary from one country to another and from one Act to another. In most instances, this type of legislation seeks to address common complications, such as employment discrimination, housing discrimination, financial lending discrimination, and inaccessibility. Individuals who are suffering from disabilities face enough problems on a regular basis, without being subjected to discrimination and inequality. As a result, disabilities legislation seeks to limit and punish this type of behavior.

Under disability acts, such as the American Disabilities Act, employers, financial lenders, and an array of other individuals are prohibited from discriminating against an individual because he/she is suffering from a disability. A disabled individual can not be refused employment, goods, or services due to his/her condition.

Many of the existing disabilities acts also seek to improve accessibility for disabled individuals, be requiring buildings to possess wheelchair ramps or wheel chair lifts. This will help to ensure that disabled individuals are able to easily access any building, and subsequently acquire any necessary goods or services offered within that building. In addition to the United States and the United Kingdom, a number of other countries, including Australia and Pakistan have established legislation to help provide disabled individuals with equal opportunities.

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