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Disability in the United States. 25 aniversary of the law in favour of disabled people

Disability. These people have the same opportunities as any other person to participate in public life

The so-called Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was approved in 1990 and now commemorates its 25th anniversary.  The ADA promotes the protection of the civil rights of more than 50 million disabled Americans. The fundamental objective of the law is to guarantee that disabled people have the same opportunities as any other person to participate in public life.  This law defines disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more life activities, like speaking, walking, caring for oneself and performing manual tasks (JAMA, 313 (22): 2296. June 2015).

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