The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is a comprehensive civil rights law that condemns the discrimination of people with disabilities based on race, religion, sex, national origin, and other characteristics illegal. It was signed by President George H. W. Bush on July 26, 1990. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 impose negative sanctions for acts of discrimination against people with disabilities and promote alternative practices and consciousness.
At the time of the passage of the
There are numerous contradictions and debates with regards to the
Additionally, the underlying philosophy of the liberal welfare state is fundamental to the independent living movement (ILM), which calls for tax-supported services that include personal assistants, medical insurance (which now covers provision and maintenance of electric wheelchairs, respirators, and other adaptive equipment), and entitlements (income supplements) to guarantee a basic standard of living especially to the people with disabilities. The ILM tends to be allied with left-liberal politics. At the other end of the political spectrum, however, conservatives have been responsive to arguments favoring the disabled that also emphasize self-sufficiency, breaking down barriers to employment so that disabled people can earn their own living in the private sector. Such arguments were the basis for the endorsement of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 by the conservative Bush administration.
Personally, I view the
Why is Alcoholism being protected under the
There is much news that links to alcoholism in various media. This is not a new problem that the society faces nowadays. In fact, it has been a very common problem that up to now has not been able to resolve. Many people are undergoing treatment and counseling only to find themselves back to the habit. Currently, Alcoholism, same with transsexuality, is protected by
Alcoholism and drug addiction are included as impairments, and persons who are alcoholics are impaired under the
Mental, emotional, and physical disabilities
In the society, people who experience mental, emotional or physical disability have traditionally represented a hidden minority within and outside their community. Individuals with disabilities are those individual characterized as being different from the others. Literally through institutionalization, and subtly through negative attitudes and treatment, persons with disabilities have been isolated from the social mainstream and denied the benefits and opportunities available to non-disabled persons.
"A "physical impairment" is a disorder, condition, disfigurement, or anatomical loss that affects at least one body system. A "mental impairment" is "any mental or psychological disorder, such as mental retardation, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disabilities." The federal regulations, which interpret the ADA's provisions include the following as "physical or mental impairments": various contagious and noncontagious diseases and conditions such as orthopedic, visual, speech, and hearing impairments; cerebral palsy; epilepsy; multiple sclerosis; cancer; heart disease; HIV disease; drug addiction; and alcoholism".
These disabilities are covered in specific provisions of the
AIDS in the Workplace: are people with HIV being protected under the
The people with HIV/AIDS are protected under
With the support of
Again, there are still issues that are not addressed properly with regards to this specific provision of
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 Ibid., 17.