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  • People With Disabilities
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    The Rights of People with Disabilities Many people with disabilities have been fighting for equal opportunities and equal treatment. Discrimination against people with disabilities was at an overall high but, in the last ten years new laws have been passed and equality is one step closer. Why disability rights One man tells a story on why people with disabilities need rights and laws to get the same opportunities. Paul had been active in progressive politics for more than 25 years. He became dis...
  • Barriers To Employment Of People With Disabilities
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    The 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act ('ADA') has proven unsuccessful in its goal of empowering people with disabilities to enter the workforce. Although 19.4% of the population have some disability, 1 they constitute only 4.3% of the workforce. 2 The group's unemployment rate stands at almost 17%, nearly three times the national average. 3 A survey for the National Organization on Disabilities found that current levels of employment of people with disabilities between the ages of 16 and 64 h...
  • People With Disabilities
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    Many people refer to those with disabilities as "disabled or handicapped', 'mute', 'dumb', 'blind person or the blind', 'deaf person or the deaf', 'retarded', 'crazy', 'demented', 'insane', 'psycho' or 'mentally retarded'. People with disabilities prefer that you focus on their individuality, not their disability, unless, of course, it is the topic about which you are writing or speaking about. Never use the article "the" with an adjective to describe people with disabilities. The preferred usag...
  • My Shoulder About Six Years
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    "God helps those who help themselves". This sounds like a simple passage from a religious book, but it has an overwhelming significance in my life. This phrase is greatly responsible for building self- esteem and confidence in me. It can also be credited for transforming a shy, introverted, and confused boy into a very confident and enlightened adult. I neither read the phrase from a book nor heard it at a religious service. I heard these words from someone who really understands the meaning of ...
  • Views Concerning Issues Of Sexuality And Disability
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    A Review of 'The Outsiders Club's careened on BBC 2 in October 96 MA Diploma Disability Studies INTRODUCTION I decided to write a review on the social group known as The Outsiders. Thegroup's main aim is to enable disabled adults to form personal relationships, including specifically sexual ones (Shakespeare 1996), either with each other or with non-disabled members. The group has been in existence for several years, and has attracted a great deal of attention, including reaction from present an...
  • Employee Without A Disability
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    Abilities of People With Disabilities Chris Moore Assumption: A person with mental retardation cannot be trained to perform a job as well as an employee without a disability. Fact: Over two thirds of Pizza Hut employees have mental retardation. The average turnover rate (the rate at which workers quit) of these employees isa modest twenty percent compared to a one hundred and fifty percent turnover of employees without disabilities. It is this kind of thinking that limits the ability of people w...
  • Computers And The Disabled The Computer Age
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    Computers and The Disabled The computer age has changed many things for many people, but for the disabled the computer has ultimately changed their entire life. Not only has it made life exceedingly easier for all disabled age groups, it has also made the mable to be more employable in the work force. Previously unemployable people can now gain the self esteem from fully supporting themselves. Computers have given them the advantages of motion were it had not previously existed. Disabled childre...
  • People Around Helen And Sylvia
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    Disabilities. Many people don't realize how lucky they are. They feel like they are hard done by and complain about all sorts of things, when they don't realize the agonies that some people have to go through just to make it through the day. I will be comparing two different instances of disabilities. One from a book called The Miracle Worker, where a girl named Helen has had a disease that left her blind and deaf. And the other from the movie The piano, where the main character Sylvia, has been...
  • Enhancement Of Employability Of Persons With Disabilities
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    Social Programs - Persons with Disabilities Disability touches all Canadians. It does not distinguish between age, gender or socio-economic class. Persons with disabilities are our parents, our brothers, our sisters, our colleagues, our friends, our neighbours and ourselves. Approximately 4.2 million of us - one in six Canadians of all ages - have a disability. (see appendix A) In many communities the rate is even higher. For example, approximately 30 per cent of Aboriginal adults report a disab...
  • H Promote Tennis For People With Disabilities
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    A Tennis Australia initiative Tennis Australia, with the support of the Australian Sports Commission, has developed a program to encourage and promote Tennis for People with Disabilities to be involved in tennis. Tennis Australia, through its Member Associations, aims to: "h Provide opportunities for people with sensory, physical and intellectual disabilities to be involved and participate in tennis "h Make available to people with disabilities a variety of options at all levels from recreationa...

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