United Way’s work to improve education, financial stability and health helps many people with disabilities across our Mid-South area. Today is the 22nd anniversary of The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) a landmark piece of legislation that advanced the civil rights of people with disabilities across the nation.
According to federal statistics, more than 54 million people in the United States live with a disability of some kind, be it sensory, physical, intellectual, developmental, emotional or mental.
Disability.gov, the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide, offers hundreds of resources on protecting civil rights for people with disabilities. Visit http://www.disability.gov to learn about your rights on the job, different types of discrimination, how to file a complaint and what the federal government does to enforce the ADA and other laws.
(Note: This post uses language provided in part by Disability.gov)