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Disability Awareness
& Etiquette

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People with disabilities have abilities.

They participate in activities of daily living such as:




Community Events


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Disability – A condition that effects one or more functions of your daily life.

Functional Limitation – A limitation in function which results from the disability.

Handicap – The ultimate effects of a disability on a person’s ability to perform work or other functions. The word “Handicap” is also used to describe areas of access such as: parking, seating and exits.

ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act

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American Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (P.L. 101-336) is the most comprehensive civil rights legislation adopted to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities. Public and private businesses, state and local government agencies, private entities offering public accommodations and services, transportation and utilities are required to comply with the law. The ADA was signed into law by President George Bush on July 26, 1990, extending civil rights protections to individuals with physical or mental disabilities in the following areas:


State and Local Government Activities

Public Accommodations


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