The rights of the disabled By: faye yacka

Disability Rights Movement

By: Margaret B. DiCanio

Lead Summary

The disability rights movement, influenced by other social movements in the 1960s and 1970s, resulted in increased mobility and the support for people with physical, mental, and development disabilities.


People with disabilities.


Disability Rights:

The disability rights movement is a global movement to secure equal opportunities and equal rights for all people with disabilities.


In the United States


March 17, 2017


Once disabled people were turned out of institutions, it became apparent almost immediately that the architects and planners of houses, buildings, and cities had never considered their needs.


Created the: The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The more a recipient earned, the less federal money he or she would collect, and his or her federal health insurance would remain intact, and Americans with Disabilities Act.

Concluding Statement:

In 1990, the efforts of advocates for disability rights culminated in the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the first comprehensive civil rights law for people with disabilities. Endorsed by some 180 national disability rights organizations, the law prohibits discrimination against disabled individuals by employers, public services (including mass transportation), public accommodations, and telecommunications systems. In a speech during the signing, President George Bush declared, "Let the shameful walls of exclusion finally come tumbling down."

MLA Citation:

DiCanio, Margaret B. "Disability Rights Movement." Disability Rights Movement,

20 Mar. 2017,




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