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Legislation, United States

  • By: Chinedu Anthony Anene
  • In: The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia
  • Edited by: Genie Gertz & Patrick Boudreault
  • Subject:Physical Disabilities, Otorhinolaryngology (Ears, Nose, & Throat)

Disabled people are often denied basic human rights and excluded from the wider society around the world. Such discrimination takes different forms, including denial of educational places and segregation because of physical or social incapacities. Despite some success in legislation over the years, there remain some issues with human rights of disabled people. In the United States there are different laws protecting the life and quality of living among disabled people, most especially deaf people. These laws are updated and amended regularly to meet the needs of the disabled people.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act was implemented in 1990 and clearly dictates that any kind of discrimination against a disabled person in the United States is against the law. The act covers every ...

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