While many Americans have heard of The Americans with Disabilities Act (The Act emphasizes that the definition of disability should be construed in favor of broad coverage of people to the maximum extent permitted by the terms of the ADA and generally shall not require extensive analysis. The Act makes important changes to the definition of the term "disability" by rejecting the holdings in several Supreme Court decisions and portions of EEOC's ADA regulations. The effect of these changes is to make it easier for a person seeking protection under the ADA to establish that he or she has a disability within the meaning of the ADA. More, few are aware of its significance. Because of the ADA, people with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a person with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. This includes people who have a record of such an impairment, even if they do not currently have a disability. It also includes people who do not have a disability but are regarded as having a disability. The ADA also makes it unlawful to discriminate against a person based on that person’s association with a person with a disability. More can participate more fully in their communities, compete more effectively for jobs, travel more easily in their communities and throughout the country, and have more complete access to goods and services.
The ADA protects nearly 54 million Americans with disabilities, such as spinal cord injury, blindness, hearing impairment, epilepsy, HIV infection and AIDS, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, emphysema, cancer, dyslexia, organic brain disorder, cognitive impairment, and depression, to name a few.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is an important step forward in the growth of diversity, equity, and Practices and policies designed to identify and remove barriers such as physical, communication, and attitudinal, that hamper a person's ability to have full participation in society, the same as people without disabilities. in the United States. Over the last three decades, the ADA has given millions of people access to economic, educational, and a multitude of other opportunities, enabling them to engage in daily activities and live fulfilling lives.
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