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  • Forms Of Discrimination Against Persons With Disabilities
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    INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARTICLE I For the purposes of this Convention, the following terms are defined: 1. Disability The term "disability" means a physical, mental, or sensory impairment, whether permanent or temporary, that limits the capacity to perform one or more essential activities of daily life, and which can be caused or aggravated by the economic and social environment. 2. Discrimination against perso...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Employment To A Disabled Worker
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    Disability in The Workplace 'The Americans With Disabilities Act is one of the most significant laws in American History. The preamble to the law states that it covers 43,000,000 Americans. ' (Frierson, p. 3) Before the Americans With Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) was passed, employers were able to deny employment to a disabled worker, simply because he or she was disabled. With no other reason other than the persons physical disability were they turned away or released from a job. The Americans Wit...
  • 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...
  • Disabled Individuals
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    Prejudice and stereotyping has continually been a norm in society. There are the 'normal' and those that are 'abnormal'. Unfortunately the 'abnormal' are given grouped as the impaired, disabled and handicapped. Most commonly used, labeling, devaluation and low expectations are the terms and concepts used to identify the minority group. They have a strong relationship amongst themselves as each term links directly to the others. Firstly, labelling identifies "a person by one or more of his or her...

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