Many people with mobility disabilities are unable to climb steps or stairs. People who use crutches, walkers, or other mobility aids may find it difficult to climb stairs, particularly if the steps are steep or numerous. In addition, persons who have heart or breathing disabilities often have significant
People with disabilities are more likely to have a stressful time traveling and planning travel, whether they are traveling for business or pleasure. Part of the stress is caused by uncertainty. Will they be able to take their medications with them? What about their service animal? What if they need
Federal laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, prohibit health care providers from discriminating against people on the basis of disability. If you are blind or have low vision, this means that, among other things, you have a right to receive health care information in “alternative formats” that you can read.
Disabled people have significant protections when they rent living space. First, landlords are not allowed to ask you whether you have a disability or illness, or to ask to see your medical records. And after moving in, your landlord may have to provide you with physical accommodations, at the landlord's expense, or allow you to make reasonable modifications to your living unit at your own expense.
A federal law, the Americans With Disabilities Act, guarantees people with service dogs access to public places—and requires those places to modify their practices to accommodate the dogs, if necessary. What Is a Public Place? "Public accommodation" means anywhere the public is invited or permitted—restaurants,
Short-term and long-term disability insurance policies are intended to offer income protection (cash benefits) to people who become unable to work for medical reasons. What surprises many disability recipients is that these policies offer little to no job protection. In many cases, an employer is legally
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or applicants with disabilities in all aspects of employment, including hiring, pay, promotion, firing, and more. It also protects employees from retaliation when they enforce their rights under the law.
In 2008, the ADA Amendments Act was passed. This law strengthens protections provided in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for people with disabilities. The likely result of the new law is that more employees will be found to have disabilities and, therefore, be protected from discrimination and entitled to reasonable accommodations.