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• What types of legislation have been introduced to address issues faced by people with disabilities?
On January 23, 1990, the 101st Congress passed the "Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990" (ADA), which was then signed by President George Bush. [ It established comprehensive protection for people with a variety of disabilities in many aspects of public life. The impetus for the ADA grew out of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's. Federal legislation to protect civil rights initially
focused on the prevention of racial discrimination. Having seen the federal government involve itself in protecting racial minorities, advocates for the disabled began to agitate for protection for their constituency as well. Their first success came when, in 1988, the Fair Housing Act was amended to add people with disabilities and families with children for the classes of persons covered. Then in 1973, the Rehabilitation Act prohibited discrimination against someone with a disability by anyone receiving federal assistance, but it did not cover discrimination by employers, public accommodations in the private sector, publicly funded programs or those providing federal financial assistance. Coverage for all disabilities did not take place until the passage of the ADA. ]
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User: • What types of legislation have been introduced to address issues faced by people with disabilities?

Weegy: On January 23, 1990, the 101st Congress passed the "Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990" (ADA), which was then signed by President George Bush. [ It established comprehensive protection for people with a variety of disabilities in many aspects of public life. The impetus for the ADA grew out of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's. Federal legislation to protect civil rights initially focused on the prevention of racial discrimination. Having seen the federal government involve itself in protecting racial minorities, advocates for the disabled began to agitate for protection for their constituency as well. Their first success came when, in 1988, the Fair Housing Act was amended to add people with disabilities and families with children for the classes of persons covered. Then in 1973, the Rehabilitation Act prohibited discrimination against someone with a disability by anyone receiving federal assistance, but it did not cover discrimination by employers, public accommodations in the private sector, publicly funded programs or those providing federal financial assistance. Coverage for all disabilities did not take place until the passage of the ADA. ]
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User: • How has the attitude toward people with disabilities changed over time?

Weegy: The disabled were placed in institutions (by the government) and were often forgotten about thus forcing them to live in unsafe/ unsanitary conditions. [ In conditions that would be construed as "animal cruelty" if an kettle owner made their animals live in those very same conditions the disabled were forced to live in. Many were abused, neglected, and murdered either by family members or at the hands of institution workers. The word "Retarded" was used to describe everyone with a disability, regardless of the type of disability or the severity. - - While discrimination toward the disability is still rampant and the government shows little interest in eliminating disability discrimination, I'm happy to say "Both forced lobotomies and sterilizations are a thing of the past." While mental health will remain a very low priority, I'm happy to say "The disabled is no longer placed in mental institutions and forgotten about but instead are given a chance to live on their own and become productive citizens." While neglect and abuse is still high, I'm happy to say "Neglect and abuse has been on the declined due to better educating society about people with disabilities." While the word "Retarded" is still being used, I'm happy to say "That irritating word is not being used as prevalent." ]
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User: What is being done to address the issues of Housing medical care income for the elderly?





Weegy: Older persons may live in a home that has appreciated in value and still have insufficient resources to maintain it. [ In single family homes, the first indications of visible problems are often associated with exterior maintenance such as peeling paint and unkempt yards. But these outward manifestations may only serve to mask other problems such as leaking roofs, equipment such as toilets and heaters that break down frequently, faulty wiring and cracks in the foundation. Low income is the major reason that older persons do not maintain their homes. Poor housing conditions can not only result in unsanitary and uncomfortable living situations, but serious health problems as well. For example, if the heating system is inoperable during a period of very cold weather, older persons can suffer from hypothermia, in which body temperature drops considerably, resulting in loss of consciousness and even death. About 8% of older persons live in physically deficient housing as defined by the federal government. Those elderly who live in such housing tend to fall in the following categories: low-income renters women living alone the very old. Elderly in rural areas are especially likely to live in dwelling units in poor condition. ]
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