THE DISABLED VS SOCIETY
THE DISABLED VS. SOCIETY
.The Americans Disability Act prohibits anyone from discriminating against the disabled.
.Due to the "baby boom" generation,an increased in a child having a disability has increased.
.Having a disability or adapting to having a disability can affect someone's cognotive state
. More than 650 million people in the United States live with a disability
P,Mason wrote an essay addressing the importance of caring for the disabled. "Both individually and collectively these people can and must be able to speak for themselves." (P.Mason disability, handicap and society volume 7.)
Temporary or permanent assistance may be required for person with disability.
Important Aspects:ARTICLE 1
Social Security Benefits. Monetary value assigned to certain disabled people
August 14, 1935
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions was established by the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1990 ("the Act") to institute, conduct and supervise prosecutions and related proceedings. (2009)
Americans Disability Act of 1990
Important Aspects:ARTICLE 2
"Many barriers still remain healthcare facilities, work spaces, public spaces and elsewhere, in which people can live independently and be involved in their communites." (Maralyn J. Field & Alan M. Jette)
PEOPLE HAVE A DISABILITY
Discrimination still exists against the disabled even with the Americans with Disability Act
Important Aspects: Article 3
Society in a way is accepting slowly that we are all different and that we must accept it.
Acceptance of the disabled will allow the disabled to be at peace. They won't be afraid to face society. This is known as "befit of character improvement." This will allow for the disabled to interact within society.
Story of Topic
The topic I researched was how disabled people are viewed in society, what I acquired from my research is that society is still not as accepting of the disabled. Yes, the amount of people that are not accepting is declining. Even with the disability act that was passed in 1990 to defend the disabled is not followed the way it should be. Society needs to wake up and see that the disabled are people just like us, the only thing is that they may require more assistance than others. The research I conducted has also let me gained knowledge towards the way the disabled act and think. The disabled at most have a different cognitive way of thinknig.
1.Around 10 percent of the world’s population, or 650 million people, live with a disability. They are the world’s largest minority. 2.This figure is increasing through population growth, medical advances and the ageing process, says the World Health Organization (WHO). 3.In countries with life expectancies over 70 years, individuals spend on average about 8 years, or 11.5 percent of their life span, living with disabilities. 4.Eighty percent of persons with disabilities live in developing countries, according o the UN Development Programme (UNDP). 5.Disability rates are significantly higher among groups with lower educational attainment in the countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), says the OECD Secretariat. On average, 19 per cent of less educated people have disabilities, compared to 11 per cent among the better educated. 6.In most OECD countries, women report higher incidents of disability than men. 7.The World Bank estimates that 20 per cent of the world’s poorest people are disabled, and tend to be regarded in their own communities as the most disadvantaged.
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