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Disability Lawyers and Legal Services Information

Updated/Revised Date: 2022-04-06
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Synopsis: Articles and information regarding 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. The ADA prohibits discrimination based on 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.

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Do You know Your Legal Rights if You Become Or Are Disabled?

The documents listed below discuss legal issues relating to disabilities, including disability lawyers, estate planning, and services for the disabled. This section deals mainly with U.S. Law(s).

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 because 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.

Black and white photograph of a man pushing an older woman in a wheelchair.
Black and white photograph of a man pushing an older woman in a wheelchair.

Disability Legal

This guide provides an overview of Federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities.

The ADA prohibits discrimination based on 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 the impairments that are covered.

To find out more about how these laws may apply to you, visit the U.S. Department of Justice - A Guide to Disability Rights Laws - Disability Rights Section - https://www.ada.gov/cguide.htm

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