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Disability laws
Today we will:Discuss several different pieces of legislation thatimpact those with disabilitiesRehabilitation Act of 1973American with Disabilities ActTelecommunications ActsEqual Employment OpportunityWorkplace Accommodations
Disability Rights Timeline1850sDeaf Americans organizedself into clubs andassociations (1850s),National Association of theDeaf founded in 1880 as apolitical organization1930sLeague of the PhysicallyHandicapped (NYC) protestedagainst discriminationagainst workers w/disabilities1940American federation of thephysically handicapped(founded in 1940) urged endto employmentdiscrimination in privatesector1940sWWII:workforce changed(people with disabilities hiredbecause able-bodied peoplewere at war (gains inemployment erased whenwar ended); permanentlydisabled veterans, GI Bill ofRights1949United Cerebral Palsy, Inc.(UCP) founded. UCP played alarge role in the 1970s foreduction for children withdisablities
1954–1968AfricanAmerican CivilRightsMovement:disabilityactivistsbegan toexamine theirowninternalizedoppressionandquestionedidea thatdisability wasa flaw ordefect1972Center forIndependentLiving, Inc.founded (SanFrancisco, firstof hundreds ofindependentliving centersin the US)1973Rehabilitation Act of1973 inSection 504,prohibitingdiscriminationon the basisof disability byany public orprivate entityreceivingfederal funds1975Education forallHandicappedChildren Act of19751976–1977Nationalcross-disabilitymovement ;1977: "TheHEWDemonstrations", led to theRehabilitationAct of 19781980Civil Rights ofInstitutionalized Persons Actof 1980V1984VotingAccessibilityfor the ElderlyandHandicappedAct of 19841986Air CarrierAccess Act of19861988Fair HousingAmendmentsAct of 1988Deaf PresidentNow (Galludet)1990AmericanWithDisabilitiesAct of 1990
Rehabilitation Act of 1973Prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability inprograms that are:Conducted by federal agenciesPrograms that receive federal financial assistanceFederal employmentEmployment practices of federal contractors

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