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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires state and local governments that receive program funding from the federal government to provide equal access to their programming for all individuals with disabilities unless the alteration of the programming would cause undue burden. Our job as web developers and implementers is to make sure we...
Article Id: 14975
Category: Disability Awareness

General Tips for Communicating with People with Disabilities When introduced to a person with a disability, it is appropriate to offer to shake hands. People with limited hand use or who wear an artificial limb can usually shake hands. (Shaking hands with the left hand is an acceptable greeting.) If you offer assistance, wait until the offer is...
Article Id: 17566
Category: Disability Awareness

Autism Spectrum Disorder - Autism is a developmental disability that usually appears during the first three years of life. The cause is unknown. It affects how a person’s brain works, but not all people with autism are affected the same way. When a person has autism, they may have problems: letting you know what they want; thinking; understanding what other people say...
Article Id: 17560
Category: Disability Awareness

Person First Language puts the person before the disability. Person First Language works to eliminate old, prejudicial, and hurtful descriptors. Person First Language is not political correctness; instead, it demonstrates good manners, respect for others. Speakers should make reference to the person first then the disability. Speakers should say, “a person with a disability”...
Article Id: 17567
Category: Disability Awareness