Disability discrimination act

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In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, a number of countries have passed laws aimed at reducing discrimination against people with disabilities. These laws have begun to appear as the notion of civil rights has become more influential globally, and follow other forms of anti-discrimination and equal opportunity legislation aimed at preventing racial discrimination and sexism which began to emerge in the second half of the 20th century. Many of these Acts aim to reduce barriers for persons with disabilities in the areas of customer service, employment, built environment, transportation, and information and communications.[1]

List of disability discrimination acts[edit]

Disability Discrimination Act 1992
Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2002), The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (2013) [2]
Hong Kong 
Disability Discrimination Ordinance 1995
National Policy for Persons with Disabilities 2002
South Africa 
Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, 2000
United Kingdom 
Equality Act 2010 (prior to October 2010 the relevant legislation was the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 as amended)
United States of America 
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990[3]
South Korea 
Prohibition of Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities, 2008 [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Justice, Manitoba. "Manitoba Laws".
  2. ^ "The Accessibility for Manitobans Act".
  3. ^ "Disability discrimination". Walkerlawsd.com.
  4. ^ "(Translated)장애인차별금지 및 권리구제 등에 관한 법률(장애인 차별 금지법) Act on the Prohibition of Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities, Remedy Against Infringement of Their Rights, etc" (in Korean and English).