Disability is not inability. Disability laws have come in handy especially in protecting the rights of the people who are living with such conditions.
Disability laws are the laws that deal with individuals living with disabilities hence offering them protection against discriminative activities from fellow individuals. A disability is described as a mental or physical impairment that limits an individual from carrying out normal life activities. People living with disabilities should be given opportunities to live normal lives just like any other ordinary human being.
Every country has some special laws for people living with disabilities and they are meant especially for them to be considered as part of the society. The laws are as discussed below:
The right to work. A disabled person should be given opportunities to apply for jobs and earn a salary worth one’s labor. An employer should not treat a worker differently just because of the condition one might be having but rather take into consideration the potentials and the skills of the individuals. Payments should be done according to the quality of the work alongside taking into consideration whether the work was done full time or half time.
The right to own a home and properties. The law also focuses on allowing employers to provide accommodation services to their employees at the expense of the employer. These accommodations enable the employees to perform their tasks effectively and enjoy the advantages of being employed.
The right to education. Education is the key to a successful life and every individual should be offered an opportunity to undergo full-time education for independence purposes. Children living with disabilities have special schools set aside for them to be able to learn and acquire different knowledge and skills. Most of these schools offer accommodation services so that the students can become conversant with the environment.
Freedom to make choices and express individuality. Being disabled doesn’t mean that one is not in a position to decide what he/ she wants or what he/she thinks is right. They should be allowed to express their views on different matters and also give suggestions on what they think about different perspectives. This enables them to express a sense of independence and confidence whenever it comes to expressing themselves.
Accessibility to services such as public transport, medical services, and tourism activities. Medical services are key especially when keeping track of medical progress hence giving room for improvements. Some disability conditions can therefore be improved through regular checkups at the hospitals and referrals to abroad treatment. The disabled should also be given access to tourism sites so that they may also become conversant with the environment.
Individuals living with disabilities should be included in society and not considered as outcasts but they should be shown love and support from the surrounding communities. This can be demonstrated through offering money contributions to the government to increase the supplies and encourage large-scale production of their basic needs.
Disability law has therefore made a big impact in society and many countries at large since the people living with disabilities have now gotten a sense of belonging.