Architectural Barriers Act

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Architectural Barriers Act

An Act passed by the US Congress in 1968 requiring that buildings financed with federal funds, and/or owned or leased by the federal government, be constructed or modified so that they are accessible to, and can be used by, physically disabled people.
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If we are going to effect real change, people with disabilities need to work together so we can improve facilities for one another and help to challenge the perception that disability discrimination is acceptable - because it's not.
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He brought a disability discrimination claim against his employer but an employment judge found that he was not disabled for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
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The mum and dad claimed it would breach disability discrimination laws because the girl would be "excluded".
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AIf you are disabled within the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, then you have enhanced protection from discrimination on the grounds of disability.
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THE University of Glamorgan's Centre for Research on Workplace Behaviours (CRWB) is joining forces with Cardiff law firm Darwin Gray to deliver a one-day conference to employers and employees on workplace bullying and disability discrimination.

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