DisabilityAccommodation in the United States
TheUnited States of America is a culturally and racially diversifiednation due to a high rate of immigration by people from differentcountries and different cultures. American culture thus consists ofboth liberal and conservative features. Americans with disabilitiesare among the leading minority groups in the U.S. Although there isno universal healthcare in the U.S., people with disabilities usuallyget sufficient levels of sponsored support from several sources,mainly at the regional level. The 1990 Disabilities Act protects therights of those disabled in America.
TheUnited States has several laws set to protect individuals withdisabilities from discrimination. First is the Americans withDisabilities Act of 1990, which constrain all sorts of employers fromdiscriminating qualified individuals with disabilities in job hiring.There is also the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act thatprotects children with disabilities from being denied free andappropriate education[ CITATION Ire16 l 1033 ].
DisabilityAccommodations in Russia
Russia,on the other hand, is a multicultural European country with a stableeconomy. Disability accommodation in Russia is denounced as severalindividuals with disabilities face poor allocation of facilities.Children with disabilities in Russia also face challenges in gettingperfect special needs education especially in languages other thanRussian[ CITATION Rac15 l 1033 ].Additionally, Russians with disabilities lack access to amenitiessuch as public transport since there are laws that restrict them fromaccessing them. Other significant discriminations to disabledRussians include lack of standard healthcare, employerdiscrimination, and less accessibility to information. Even thoughRussia is a member of the Disabledpeople rights UN convention, discrimination against the disabled isstill widespread.[ CITATION Rac15 l 1033 ]
Tosum up, Disability accommodations can be accurately discussed asproductivity boosters. Therefore, reasonable disabilityaccommodations should not be seen as reserved treatment, in fact, italways benefits the country’s economy at large since those peopletoo can become productive if well accommodated.
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