The American Disabilities Act (ADA)

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We think it’s common sense to say hello to your neighbor, hold the door open for the person behind you, or even sit next to someone in class, but that has not always been the case. At one point in time, civil rights was not for everyone. We all remember the women suffering and the african-americans being segregated, but most forget how hard the disabled community worked to be treated as equals. By utilizing the strategies of previous civil rights movements, the American Disabilities Act (ADA) wanted to extend basic civil rights to the disabled community. It started in 1973 with Section 504 which helped people to recognize that even though there are many different variations, the disabled are a legitimate minority who are subjected to discrimination

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