Disability Legal: Laws & Lawyers for Disabled


Articles discussing legal issues relating to disabilities including disability lawyers estate planning and services for the disabled.

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Do you know what your legal rights are if you become disabled

The articles below discuss legal issues relating to disabilities including disability lawyers, estate planning, and services for the disabled.

Disability rights for the disabled have greatly increased over the past few years when the disability discrimination act came into force. The aim of the act when introduced was to put an end to discrimination that was being faced by people with disabilities.

Today U.S. Disability law is largely regulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. This Act prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, housing, education, and access to public services.

Various States may pass disability statutes so long as they are consistent with the ADA. Other statutes prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities include the Fair Housing Act, Rehabilitation Act, Air Carrier Access Act, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

The Rehabilitation Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs conducted by Federal agencies, in programs receiving Federal financial assistance, in Federal employment, and employment practices of Federal contractors. Its standards mirror those of the ADA.

Quick Facts: Disability Legal

This guide provides an overview of Federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities. The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. It also applies to the United States Congress.

To be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability or have a relationship or association with an individual with a disability. An individual with a disability is defined by the ADA as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. The ADA does not specifically name all of the impairments that are covered.

To find out more about how these laws may apply to you visit the U.S. Department of Justice - Disability Rights Section.

Latest Disability Lawyers & Legal Information Publications

Accessibility Initiative to ensure blind and visually impaired accompanied by service animals have full and equal access to taxi services in the District of Columbia, including street-hailed taxicab services.

Alleging violations of Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Virginians with Disabilities Act (VDA) for unlawful refusal to accommodate blind passenger and service dog and for injuring them in the process.

Lawsuit filed against Statue Cruises, LLC, for failure to provide safe and lawful ferry access for wheelchair users, thereby violating the ADA, NY State and NY City Human Rights Laws.

Deaf Wrestler Suing Michigan High School Athletic Association For Barring Sign Language Interpreter.

Such alleged conduct violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability.

NAD and deaf and hard of hearing individuals file lawsuits against Harvard University and MIT charging they discriminate by failing to caption online content including MOOCs.

Factors that might predict parents utilization of procedural safeguards to protect their and their childrens rights.

EEOC alleges Sony violated Americans with Disabilities Act for termination of woman with prosthetic leg because of her disability.

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