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Highway Traffic Safety Administration National Highway Traffic Safety
395 wordsNHTSA Unveils New Brochure to Help Those with Disabilities Seeking Use of Adapted Vehicles The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) unveiled its consumer brochure to help persons with disabilities in the market for an adapted vehicle to take advantage of new technology to increase their mobility. "President Clinton and Vice President Gore are committed to removing barriers for people with disabilities so they can take advantage of the great bounty of opportunities in America, "...
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People With Disabilities Social Psychology
1,921 wordsThis essay will analyse the extent to which the values of normalisation / social role valorization apply in respect of care for people with dementia. The essay will begin by briefly acknowledge Nirje's principles of normalisation and then outline the seven core themes of Wolfensberger's theory of normalisation. These will incorporate some criticisms of wolfensberger's work by other writers. The essay will move on to outline Tom Kitwood and colleagues contribution to the recognition of the 'perso...
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Violence Against Women Post Secondary Education
1,916 words... will also deliver across-the-board tax relief of up to $ 1, 100 (federal / provincial ) to the average taxpayer. Increase the married and equivalent spouse amount to $ 12, 000 by 2005. When this change is fully implemented, a single earner family would not pay income tax until their income reached $ 24, 000 per year. Introduce a child tax amount of $ 1, 176 to assist Canadian families. This will create a tax cut for families with children of $ 200 per child. Eliminate the personal capital ga...
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Hours Per Week People Who Live
1,242 wordsPoverty means a lot more than how much money you have, but most available poverty statistics are based on income. Poverty statistics in Canada are usually based on the low-income lines published by Statistics Canada. These poverty lines (or income levels) vary with the size of your family and community. For example, for a large city, in 1997, the poverty lines were set at $ 17, 409 for an individual and $ 32, 759 for a family of four. People with incomes below these poverty lines have to spend a...
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People With Disabilities Medical Conditions
863 wordsRequirements for Credit Participation In order to clarify the expectations of researchers on this project and to make it easier for you to know your grade status, we have established specific criteria for graded participation in our project. Thank you very much for your cooperation with this policy. For each unit of Psychology 498 or 499 that you take, you must engage in 45 hours of project participation. In order to get credit for your hours, you must complete a time sheet every other Friday of...
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On Affirmative Action In America
1,031 wordsAffirmative action applies to employers in hiring and promoting minorities and women, governments in reserving a portion of their contracts for businesses owned by minorities and women, and colleges and universities in admitting minorities and women (Welch, 504). The history of affirmative action has its roots in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which stemmed from the 1954 United States Supreme Court Case of Brown vs. Board of Education. In this case, the Court ruled unanimously that school segregat...
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People With Disabilities Indirect Discrimination
1,464 wordsThis paper will discuss disability discrimination and the legislative and non-legislative tools used to combat it. The major piece of federal legislation, the Disability Discrimination Act (1992) will be examined in considerable detail, and an attempt will be made to analyze its strengths and weakness, with reference to various opinions put forward by individuals and organizations concerned with its implementation. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the compliance of the Act. The issues tha...
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People With Disabilities Individuals With Disabilities
1,334 words... nt school sectors, higher education sectors and people with disabilities. From 1997, the council worked on developing the draft combining both principle and performance based standards. The standards have since been re-drafted and address five key areas: 1. enrolment; 2. participation; 3. curriculum development, accreditation and delivery; 4. student support services; and 5. elimination of harassment and victimization The draft Disability Standards for Education were negotiated by the member...
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People With Disabilities Amanda And Laura
549 wordsnot specifically dated. What I mean by this, is even though the play was written in the forties, today we (people in general), can still relate to some of the issues in it. Like take for example the disability issue. Laura was so self conscious of her disability, but in reality, people did not really even notice. This is how society in general treats people with disabilities today - the same as everyone else. I also liked the development of Laura's character over the course of the plot. At first...
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Health Care Providers People With Disabilities
2,323 words... means of the following four key elements: Arrangement with selected clinicians to furnish a comprehensive set of health care services to members of the plan for a preset fee in most cases. Explicit standards for the selection of health care clinicians. Formal programs of quality assurance and utilization review. Substantial incentives for members to use clinicians associated with the plan. Managed care has aimed to provide quality health services while constraining costs. Committee on Childr...
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People With Disabilities Task Force
1,461 wordsHiring Disabled Employees Approximately 54 million noninstitutionalized Americans have physical, intellectual, or psychiatric disabilities. Of these cases, 26 million are classified as having a severe disability. Severe disabilities include Alzheimer's disease, autism, mental retardation, and long-term use of a cane, crutches, walker, or wheelchair. Historically, individuals with disabilities have not fared well in the US labor force. Census figures indicate that of the 15. 6 million working-age...
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Blindness In Terms Of Vocational Rehabilitation Evaluation
1,408 wordsBlindness in terms of Vocational Rehabilitation Evaluation Blindness is a great misfortune. But nowadays, due to the new approach to the problem, a lot of people feel themselves more confident and protected. The amount of people who have a visual impairment or are blind is constantly changed. They vary in age from infants to older adults, in their location from rural areas to big cities as well as in their cultures, and religious beliefs. Most of all, each person has his or her individual attitu...
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People With Disabilities Visually Impaired
1,829 wordsThe work is devoted to the discussion of visually impaired people in terms of their possible vocational rehabilitation and employment. The work of vocational rehabilitation service is very effective, but still it poses some problems, which touch both the client and the counselor. The main idea of the work is that despite all the conflicts and despite the mostly mixed employers attitudes towards people with disabilities, blind people have all possibilities to be competitively employed. Blindness ...
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People With Disabilities Cerebral Palsy
528 wordsMy Left Foot, The Elephant Man, and Mask The Movies My Left Foot, The Elephant Man, and Mask are all movies about people with disabilities. These three movies depict the lives of three men and the way society treats them and their disabilities. My Left Foot is about a man who can only use his left foot because of cerebral palsy and alcoholism. The Elephant Man is about a man who has very large, severe tumors on his whole body. Mask is about a young man who has a very large face that looks almost...
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Doctor Assisted Suicide Physician Assisted Suicide
1,264 wordsPhysician Assisted Suicide The issue of whether doctors should be allowed to assist patients in suicide has been a very sensitive and emotional topic for people of both sides. With machines to substitute organs and blood, there is no doubt technology have saved and prolonged many lives. Although medical studies on improving life have increased, many patients have lost their will to live, or some feel pressure to end their lives with the growing cost of medical care. Questions on the value of lif...
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People With Disabilities Means Of Communication
1,657 wordsAs we approach the 21 st century, there are noticeable advancements in technology that is making communication much easier for the people of the world. The people who are now achieving more due to this technology are those with disabilities. The new wave of electronics is coming in the form of assistive technology. Assistive technology is a device or process that helps a person with a disability to do something that could otherwise be difficult or impossible to accomplish. By implementing applia...
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Terminally Ill Patients End Their Lives
1,485 wordsEuthanasia and assisted suicide are subjects of great debate due to the opposing views taken by people on either side of the debate. The term euthanasia has virtually abolished the term assisted suicide. Different ethical issues are at play when discussing euthanasia, those who are pro euthanasia believe that a terminally ill person has the right to seek the help of another for the purpose of helping that person to kill him or her self. Those who oppose euthanasia believe that more harm than goo...
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People With Disabilities Equal Treatment
1,111 wordsThe Rights of People with Disabilities Many people with disabilities have been fighting for equal opportunities and equal treatment. Discrimination against people with disabilities was at an overall high but, in the last ten years new laws have been passed and equality is one step closer. Why disability rights? One man tells a story on why people with disabilities need rights and laws to get the same opportunities. Paul had been active in progressive politics for more than 25 years. He became di...
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