The American Disabilities Act
The American with Disabilities Act was an act signed into legislation on July 26, 1990. It was put into action by Senator Tom Harkin. The American Disabilities act was enacted to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities. Under this act it is illegal to discriminate against the disabled in employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications, and government activities. This law prohibits private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies and labor unions from discriminating against the disabled. Employers are required to make reasonable accommodations to allow the disabled person to perform their job function.
Handicapped people come with all different forms of disabilities. Handicap people who are able to function out in the public can qualify to work under the American Disabilities Act. This includes only people with a handicap, employers who receive federal assistance, and qualified participates. When talking about people with disabilities it means they have records of impairment, have physical or mental impairments that limit them to one or more major life activities of such. These are a few physical disabilities people in the world live with such as a cosmetic disfigurement, hearing impaired, blind, or paraplegic. Other disabilities include muscular dystrophy, cancer, epilepsy, and diabetes. The other form of disability is mental impairment which is emotional or mental illness.
Since this bill was enacted there has been many resources that have come about to help people with disabilities to have a more fulfilled life. One group that offers so much for all kinds of handicapped people is the service dogs. These dogs are put through extensive training to sense different illnesses or sick people. These dogs have...