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Disability Rights Presentation

Disability Rights Presentation



I made this powerpoint for my Government class during senior year. (March 2013)

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    • By: Aaron Krein
    • Disability Rights is the for the equality among the mentally andphysically disabled. Examples include the handicapped, thedeaf, the blind, the mentally challenged, etc.
    • • PWD were first acknowledged by the government in the late twentieth century.• Before then, PWD were assigned to places like asylums, nursing homes, and homelessshelters because they were considered an embarrassment to society.• The Smith-Fess Vocational Rehabilitation Act was enacted after World War I tosupport veterans who needed rehabilitation and medical procedures. In 1943, thementally challenged were added to the law.• In 1961, Timothy Nugent of the University of Illinois published guidelines to makebuildings remodelled with handicapped accessibility. It was met with little change.• Seven years later, the National Commission on Architectural Barriers introducedstandards called “Designs for All Americans” which were improved by the federalgovernment. It included handicapped accessibility as well but was also ignored. Thatsame year, the Architectural Barriers Act with the same concept and received the sameturnout.• After the instalment of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the disabilities rightsmovement had begun. The movement led to the ratifications of many bills such as theEducation for All Handicapped Children Act (PWD allowed in public schools) and the AirCarriers Act (PWD allowed to use air travel).• The enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990 is considered the mostsuccessful moment in the movement so far.
    • “Treaty for Disabled Rights Falls Short in Senate”By: Bobby Caina Calvan, the Boston GlobeThe article is about the proposed bill, the UN Convention on the Rights ofPersons with Disabilities, which was turned down by the Senate onDecember 5th of last year. The bill would have strongly supported the rightsof those with disabilities.• 125 countries have already adopted this treaty including China and Russia.• The Senate voted 61 to 83. The bill needed 1/3rd of the vote to be enacted.• The bill has been supported by:o President Barack Obama’s Administrationo Massachusetts Senator John F. Kerryo Former President George W. Busho Former Senator Majority Leader Bob Doleo Arizona Senator John McCain• The bill was approved by all democrats, eightrepublicans, and two independents. The bill wasrejected by the rest of the republicans.
    • “Study Shows Voters with Disabilities Face Barriers”By: Gregory Korte, USA Today• U.S. Federal Judge Deborah Batts ordered the New York City Board ofElections to better accommodate PWD. There have been many complaints bypeople with no resulting action. Batts noted that the wheelchair ramps wereeither too steep or narrow, the scarcity of wheelchair entrance signs, and thevoting booths pushed against the wall making it hard for the handicapped toparticipate.• 27% of the polling places in the United States during the 2008 presidentialelection were no accessible to the disabled, according to the GovernmentAccountability Office.• Most PWD are democratic. An example would be the 2004 presidentialelection when John Kerry had 3 percentage points above George W. Bush.This article is about the dropping number of PWD at the polls on ElectionDay. There are over 2.3 million people with disabilities in this country. MostPWD have to vote using the absentee ballot because it’s difficult to enterthe polling place itself.
    • • The Disability Advocates of America inPinckneyville, Illinois helps PWD when filing forSocial Security and getting their disabilitybenefits.• The Disability Rights Advocacy Group, Inc. inPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania looks for changeregarding PWD in the area. This group wasable to generate awareness that led towheelchair-accessible sidewalks and ATMs intheir city.• There are also advocacy groups that focus on change intheir state like the New York State Disabilities AdvocacyAssociation & Network. There are also advocacy groupsdedicated to the country as a whole like the NationalDisability Rights Network in Washington, D.C.
    • • Over 52 million Americans have at least one disability. This is estimated to doublein the next twenty years.• As of 2011, California has the most PWD with 359,623 and Wyoming has the leastwith 5,706.• According to a census report from 2000, African Americans and Native Americanshave the most PWD with 24.3 percent for each. The Asian community has the leastPWD with 16.6 percent.• Out of 69.6 million families, 20 million families have at least one relative with adisability.• As previously stated, about 3.2 million Americans who are living with disabilitiesare unable to vote at the polls on Election Day.
    • Disability rights are an issue in our country that should not be ignored. Thediscrimination and unfortunate circumstances thrown at PWD can be stoppedand future bills could help modify it. Hopefully someday equality will be reachedfor PWD on multiple levels in our country.
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