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Braille has been used for many years now and is considered extremely important for the blind. In order for them to read anything they use braille to help them. This was created by Louis Braille in 1824. Braille is little raised bumps that are felt with the fingertips. This is an artifact because it represents how the blind, who are considered disabled, use a different method of reading and understanding things. Braille is used on public signs for bathrooms, in schools, and in many other public places. This is just one example of how the disabled do things differently.braille.gif

The handicapped parking permit is an artifact because it symbolizes that the person driving the car has a disability and that they need a special parking spot because of it. By having a closer parking spot they’re able to get their faster and much easier than if they had to park far away. This pass is designed to be put on the rear view mirror in the disabled persons car, so that it shows they’re allowed to be there. If there is a car parked in a handicapped spot with no tag in the mirror or anything on the license plate, then they will receive a ticket from a police officer. These permits are taken seriously and help a great deal of people in wheelchairs. This is just one step society has taken in order to help the disabled.
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Sign language is an artifact because it represents how the deaf use a different way of communicating with those around them. Sign language has become very popular for people who are not deaf as well as the deaf. People enjoy using sign language because it’s a different way than just talking. There are many people who translate spoken words into sign language if there is a big presentation or something that has a lot of people at it then it is very important. Sign language is very important to the deaf people because they wouldn’t know what was going on in the world or anywhere without it.signs.jpg

Harry Jennings invented the sport wheelchair . The purpose of this invention was for disabled people to be able to play sports. The sports wheelchair is different from normal wheelchairs because they have smaller wheels and they go faster than normal.
This is important because it gave people in wheel chairs the chance to play normal sports, just sitting down. It also helped them move better because it was designed for sports and not just everyday movementwheelchairs.png


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was written to help stop discrimination towards disabled people. The main point of it was to stop discrimination against disabled people in jobs, school, and in society. It protects the disabled from discrimination and prejudice. The ADA gave disabled people more rights and freedom, like it gave them the opportunity to live by themselves and be more independent. The ADA also has a law in it saying that every new or renovated building must be accessible to handicapped people, like ramps, elevators, and big enough bathrooms for wheelchairs to fit in. Also, it says that all sidewalks need to have curb cuts so that wheelchairs can get on and off the sidewalk.
The ADA gives disabled people equal employment and if an employer isn’t giving equal employment, most people sue the employer. It also gives people equal opportunities in sports and in renting/buying a house or anything like that. It also makes it so that there are public services that are available to handicapped people and that they can actually use them. The ADA also makes it so that there is public transportation available for disabled people.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
Editor’s Note:
Following is the current text of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 [“ADA”], as amended. It was originally enacted in public law format and later rearranged and published by subject matter in the United States Code. The United States Code is divided into “titles” numbered 1 through 50. Titles I, II, III and V of the ADA have been codified in Title 42 of the United States Code, beginning at section 12101. Title IV of the original public law format has been codified in Title 47 – Telegraphs, Telephones, and Radiotelegraphs of the United States Code. This codification has resulted in the section numbers being changed. Therefore, the section numbers of the ADA as originally enacted appear in brackets after the codified section number and heading in the Table of Contents.
TITLE 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
CHAPTER 126 - EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
Sec. 12101. Findings and purpose. [Section 2]
(a) Findings.
(b) Purpose.
Sec. 12102. Definitions. [Section 3]
SUBCHAPTER I - EMPLOYMENT [Title I]
Sec. 12111. Definitions. [Section 101]
Sec. 12112. Discrimination. [Section 102]
(a) General rule.
(b) Construction.
(c) Covered entities in foreign countries.
(d) Medical examinations and inquiries.
Sec. 12113. Defenses. [Section 103]
(a) In general.
(b) Qualification standards.
(c) Religious entities.
(d) List of infectious and communicable diseases.
Sec. 12114. Illegal use of drugs and alcohol. [Section 104]
(a) Qualified individual with a disability.
(b) Rules of construction.
(c) Authority of covered entity.
(d) Drug testing.
(e) Transportation employees
Sec. 12115. Posting notices. [Section 105]
Sec. 12116. Regulations. [Section 106]
Sec. 12117. Enforcement. [Section 107]
(a) Powers, remedies, and procedures.
(b) Coordination.
SUBCHAPTER II - PUBLIC SERVICES [Title II]
PART A - Prohibition Against Discrimination and Other Generally Applicable Provisions [Subtitle A]
Sec. 12131. Definitions. [Section 201]
Sec. 12132. Discrimination. [Section 202]
Sec. 12133. Enforcement. [Section 203]