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Americans with Disabilities Act

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in everyday activities, such as buying an item at the store, going to the movies, enjoying a meal at a local restaurant, exercising at the health club, or having the car serviced at a local garage.

To meet the goals of the ADA, the law established requirements for businesses of all sizes. These requirements went into effect on January 26, 1992. Businesses that serve the public must modify policies and practices that discriminate against people with disabilities; comply with accessible design standards when constructing or altering facilities; remove barriers in existing facilities where readily achievable; and provide auxiliary aids and services when needed to ensure effective communication with people who have hearing, vision, or speech impairments. All businesses, even those that do not serve the public, must comply with accessible design standards when constructing or altering facilities.

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Savings Guide for those with Disability - CouponChief.com’s Retail Savings Guide for People with Disabilities provides a detailed look at ways those with handicaps and disabilities can stretch their dollars. Discounts, services, and special offers for disabled people are widely available, but very few businesses will mention their willingness to help simply because the risk of offending someone is just too big to risk saying something. Managing a disability can be tough, but you don't have to handle it all by yourself. The bottom line is: if you can save money, why not do it?

5 Money Saving Ideas for People With Disabilities - Life is never easy for people with disability. The day-to-day normal things are also a task for them. In the US, the largest minority is people with disability. Around 19 % of the US population is disabled in some of the other manners. The expense of a person with a disability is higher on almost all of their bills. Maintaining life in a world where acceptance is the main concern for such an individual is expensive and harder. Some companies understand their weakness and hire people with disability to work from them which is unfortunate. It leaves such individuals with less earning opportunity and higher expenses.


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