Handicapped Person


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Handicapped Person

A disabled person. The term is sometimes considered derogatory. In the United States, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 used the word "handicap" to refer to a disability, while the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 used the word "disability" on the assumption it had the same definition as "handicap." Courts interpreted this differently and applied a higher standard to the definition of "disability." Congress changed this with the passage of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, which declared the two words to have the same meaning.
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The Court reasoned that because Arline had a "record of impairment" dating back to 1957, and because her tuberculosis seriously impaired her respiratory system and required hospitalization, thus interfering with her "major life activities," Arline was a handicapped person within the meaning of section 504.
The Justice Department's own definition of "qualified handicapped person" made use of the distinction drawn in Davis to allow exclusion of some handicapped people from federally assisted programs if accommodation to their handicaps would require major changes in program goals or structure.
He would like to see laws passed to promote the education, training, and employment of handicapped persons. He bemoaned the fact that so few people with disabilities can find jobs.
It was the responsibility of society to help restore the handicapped persons by their personality nourishment through education and training, he added.
Khartoum, April 24 (SUNA)- The Minister of Welfare and Social Security, Mashaer Al-Dawalab, has praised concern of the Presidency of the Republic with the issue of handicapped persons who are considered partners in development.
Prof Unwin mentioned that economic growth could lead to more inequality in societies while Dr Ismail Shah discussed about how PTA is working with operators to create new mobile applications for disabled and handicapped persons.
The Minister inspected cleanliness and security matters in Sunday Bazaar and directed that besides provision of cheap and quality daily use commodities to the consumers in Sunday bazaar, elderly citizens and handicapped persons should also be facilitated.
The ministry also provides the services of raising awareness of disability issues and rights of handicapped persons through around 41 field directorates.
According to the statistics shared by the disable commission of the parliament, as many as 800,000 handicapped persons were living in the country out of which 41 percent were female.
Following general introductory matters, chapters are presented on the status of a person, registration of civil status, personality rights, names, nationality, domicile and residence, mentally handicapped persons, marriage, divorce, cohabitation without marriage, filiation, adoption, parental authority, guardianship and fosterage, kinships and relationships of affinity, matrimonial property, intestate succession, testamentary succession, and acquisition and administration of the estate.
DOHA THE total number of handicapped persons (both physically and mentally challenged) in Qatar has more than doubled in the last six years, according to Best Buddies, a non-profit organisation committed to integrate people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) into the social mainstream by providing them mutually educational one-toone friendship and job opportunities.
Family and Population Minister Mushira Khattab said that the Government would refer to the People's Assembly (the LowerHouse of the Parliament) a bill for defending the rights of the nation's seven million handicapped persons.