The Americans With Disabilities Act Of 2008 Essay

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The disability rights movement was credited to all the people who have worked for years organizing and attending protests, licking envelopes, sending out alerts, drafting legislation, speaking, testifying, negotiating, lobbying, filing lawsuits, getting arrested – they believed in doing whatever they could for the cause. In 1973, there was a shift in the disability, public policy (Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act). Section 504 amended to the civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II), extended the prohibition against discrimination to the full range of state and local government services, programs, and activities (including public schools) regardless of whether they receive any Federal financial help. The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) applies to all business with 15 or more employees, including state and local government, employment agencies, and labor organization.
The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (Amendments Act), was effective January 1, 2009, which amended the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); specifically Section 504 narrow interpretation of “disability” and provides broad protection from discrimination. A person with a disability is categorize as a class or minority group. Each group has different needs and is perceive separately.
The ADAAA of 2008 definition of “Person with a Disability” contains a…

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