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Americans with Disabilities Act - A Cost Analysis on the Construction Requirements Placed on Commercial Buildings
Engineering and Construction
Pages 20 (5020 words)
Name of Student Name of Professor Course Date of Submission A Cost Analysis of the Construction Requirements Imposed on Commercial Buildings by the Americans with Disabilities Act After many years of struggling for acceptance and inclusion into the mainstream of society, millions of disabled persons and their families across the United States celebrated their much-deserved triumph with the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Bush said that the ADA has set the tone for other countries around the world to follow suit in enacting laws of a similar nature. Highlighting Titles II and III, the ADA may be summarized in two words: protection and entitlement. First, under the law, public entities (which include state and local governments or any of its departments and attached agencies, and the National Railroad Passenger Corporation and similar authorities) are prohibited to discriminate persons with disabilities at the local and state levels, while providing access to the entity’s services (42 U.S.C. §§12131–12165). Indeed, the disabled deserve to be prioritized, or at least, be given special attention in relation to their needs. Furthermore, public entities that provide fixed-rate transport services must provide for special paratransit facilities – a rule being monitored by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Second, persons with disabilities are given the full entitlement to products and services offered by places of public accommodation and commercial facilities just like other Americans (42 U.S.C. §12181). ...
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