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Critique of ADA and Affirmative Action

There are certain civil rights and freedoms that have been adjusted over the years based on public issues and community awareness. Civil rights through the years have changed and law and polices have protected those that could be negatively impacted by. This paper will help build a better understanding and background of the American with Disabilities Act and Affirmative Action, with pros and cons.

Americans with Disability Act

The ADA prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government service, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation ("Americans With Disability Act 1990", 2014). The act makes sure employers and institutions of learning does not discriminate because he or she is disabled. It also helps the individual with suitable accommodations are in place while working or place of business. There is also a responsibility of the individual to advise the employer of the accommodations and then that is up to the employer to best find a resolution for both parties.

Pros of American with Disabilities Act

There are three definitions of the term disability: Physical or mental impairment that limits life activity, record of an impairment that limits major life activities, and impairment ("Americans with Disability Act 1990", 2014). Disabled people have an opportunity of employment and education that will develop independence and growth. Individual's in this act while working also help the government spend less tax dollars on disability checks. There are certain regulations set in place that help the handicap while in public such as handicap restrooms and automatic door access. The act helps with society view on disability and how important it is to address the needs.

Cons of Americans with Disabilities Act

The act has brought on opinions of Americans and places of business...