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    ADA Credibility Checklist

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    The ADA Accessibility checklist provides part of the requirements found in the ADA Accessible Guidelines (ADAAG). The Guidelines are part of the Department of Justice Title II Regulations, 28 CFR Part 35 (Nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in State and Local Government Services). The requirements are a guide to assist the agency in determining what may be a readily achievable barrier removal. The checklist serves as a guide to assist the agency in identifying accessibility problems and solutions in existing facilities in order to meet the obligation under the ADA. The goal of the compliance review process is to plan how to make existing facilities more usable by individuals with disabilities. This checklist does not cover all…

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    low income socioeconomic group, so they were quite uneducated about how to even navigate their own healthcare. This influx of additional people created even more of a burden upon healthcare providers and facilities to offer more accessibility. Many Americans continue to go without adequate healthcare to this day even if they have been able to obtain…

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    Wage Disability In Canada

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    Canadian Human Rights Commission were related to disability.” Clearly, employers are receiving a disproportionate number of claims regarding physical accessibility in the workplace. Layla Thérèse, a Canadian with cerebral palsy, told TVO (2016), “In my cover letters I clearly state that I have a disability, that I use a wheelchair, and I would ask, ‘Are you wheelchair accessible?’ Nine times out of 10 the answer was, ‘We had no idea you needed that. No, we’re not. We’re sorry. Best of luck in…

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    Disability Act History

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    (“American”). The disability rights movement emerged in in the late 1960s because for about a century disability activists and their allies tried to change economic polices, social attitudes, and laws regarding people with disabilities (“Disability”). The Disabilities Act was passes by congress in 1990 and was the nations first civil rights law that addresses the needs for people with disabilities (“The American”). The Disabilities Act is based on The Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the…

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    Disabilities Act

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    This part of the law ensures the disabled have public access to transportation, which includes rail service (both public and private), streets and sidewalks, buses and taxi providers. Access to public accommodations is addressed in the law. This provides easy access to public spaces for the disabled including entrances, access to public restrooms and public gathering spaces. Finally, Title IV of the law addresses accessibility of telecommunications for the disabled (Americans with Disabilities…

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    People with disabilities were seen as defective human beings and were treated very negatively. Around the time of World War I and when Franklin D. Roosevelt became president the government became more involved in improving the lives of people with disabilities. Acts were passed to prohibit discrimination of people with disabilities. The most important act was the Americans with Disabilities Act which changed the way that society viewed people with disabilities and allowed for more public…

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    increasing access, even this continues to demonstrate a separation of the marginalized group. Instead of having an area that is accessible for a wheelchair, a bathroom can be configured and designated for a variety of needs, throughout the environment and not isolated to one specific spot. Even when the intention is to include people with disabilities into the mainstream, that still demonstrates a divide. Being inclusive indicates that they are at least two groups that are coming together,…

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    The Americans with Disabilities Act is a civil rights law created for individuals with disabilities. It came about from the disability rights movement where thousands of people began fighting against the segregation that people with disabilities were facing. They voiced that these individuals should be treated equally and get the same opportunities as everyone else and fought to make this happen. The ADA “prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public…

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    In order to gain insight into the livelihoods of our potential users, we dedicated hours of time to Internet research on the "blind individual experience". According to the Perkins School of the Blind fewer than 2 percent of visually impaired people use a white cane to navigate, most use a service dog or nothing at all to navigate their daily lives 1. This statistic is not particularly surprising, but it is reassuring as it provides concrete evidence that our product will have a large audience…

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    Abundant Life of Perrysburg is a senior housing facility established in 1977 by Zoar Lutheran Church and is funded by HUD (Housing and Urban Development). Over the past several years Liz Brown, the manager, has been working diligently to update the facilities to make them more accessible to various disabilities that her elderly residents may have. Liz Brown and her staff eagerly make accommodations for each resident and in the best interest of the whole building through using the principles of…

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