One in four adults in the United States have some type of disability.
Disabilities and the law.
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 protects individuals from discrimination based on disability.
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 protects the civil rights of people with disabilities and helps remove or reduce barriers for people with disabilities.
- The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provides more choice and access for people with disabilities.
- The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion lists the laws and regulations regarding accommodating people with disabilities.
Disability advocate organizations.
- The Job Accommodation Network provides suggestions on proper etiquette for people with mobility, vision, hearing, speech, respiratory, chemical sensitivity, psychiatric, and cognitive impairments.
- The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion gives 7 simple guidelines on disability etiquette.
- Disability:IN provides perspective on disability general do's and don'ts and specific etiquette for mobility, low vision, hard of hearing, speech, and non-apparent disabilities.