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Germany[ edit ] Hitler signed the secret euthanasia program decree, Aktion T4in that allowed the killing of selected patients with chronic neurological, psychiatric disorders. This program took the lives of about 70, men, women and children with disabilities; this program was officially halted by Hitler in under public pressure but was continued unofficially out of the public eye, taking an additionaluntil the fall of Hitler's reign in These were later repealed, but the substantive law is replicated in the Equality Act Under the Equality Act there are several types of discrimination that are prohibited.
These are direct discrimination s. The legal definition of disability used in the law is: Section 6 1Equality Act Some conditions such as blindness, AIDS and cancer are included; others such as drug and alcohol addictions are excluded. United States[ edit ] Before the s, perspective of disability was often in a religious lens.
Individuals with disability were seen as evil or possessed by the devil. In the s, following the civil rights movement in America, the world began the disabled rights movement.
The movement was intended to give all individuals with disabilities equal rights and opportunities. Until the s, ableism in the United States was often codified into law. For example, in many jurisdictions, so-called " ugly laws " barred people from appearing in public if they had diseases or disfigurements that were considered unsightly.
These laws prohibit direct discrimination against disabled people in government programs, employment, public transit and public accommodations like stores and restaurants.
Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act[ edit ] The Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act was passed to promote the fundamental right to vote by improving access for handicapped and elderly individuals to registration facilities and polling places for Federal elections by requiring access to polling places used in Federal elections and available registration and voting aids, such as instructions in large type  Fair Housing Amendments Act of [ edit ] The federal Fair Housing Amendments Act of prohibits housing discrimination on the basis of disability and requires that newly constructed multi-family housing meet certain access guidelines while requiring landlords to allow disabled persons to modify existing dwellings for accessibility.
Bush administration and amended on January 1, The act gave individuals with disabilities civil rights protections. Overall, the goal of IDEA is to provide children with disabilities the same opportunity for education as those students who do not have a disability.
Workplace[ edit ] Inthe Americans with Disabilities Act was put in place to prohibit private employers, state and local government, employment agencies and labor unions from discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in job applications, when hiring, firing, advancement in workplace, compensation, training, and on other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commissionalso known as the EEOC also plays a part in fighting against ableism by being responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientationnational origin, age 40 or olderdisability or genetic information.
An ableist would assert that children with disabilities need to assimilate to normative culture. For example, a student who experiences a disability needs to read text instead of listening to a tape recording of the text.
Moreover, schools must maximize access to the school community as whole. Media[ edit ] Disabilities are not only misrepresented in the media but often underepresented as well.
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