Disability can be of any form: mental, emotional, or physical. Living with a disability can be tough, but with proper attention and support, it becomes a lot more manageable. The United States government has stated numerous facilities for people with disability so that these specially-abled individuals become a functional part of the society. These services help the disabled people live the normal community life. Let’s take a look at it.
Housing Act: According to the Fair Housing Act, landlords of housing facilities are supposed to make reasonable exemptions in their management and services so that it can be easily affordable for people with disabilities. This service helps a disabled person to attain equal housing opportunities. For instance, an innkeeper with a ‘no pets’ system may be obligated to allow an exemption to this rule and permit a blind person to keep a guide dog in the house.
This Housing Act also expects owners to approve disabled tenants to make modest access-related changes to their individual living space, as well as to general use areas of regular people. This includes convenient common use areas, wide enough doors for wheelchairs, bathrooms, and kitchens that allow a person using a wheelchair to move easily, and other flexible features within the units.
Modified Access Restrictions
Several provisions are available in the form of modified restrictions for the disabled people to access public spaces with ease. Guide dogs accompanying blind persons are granted access to trains, buses, buildings and other places where pets are not permitted generally. The use of a white cane is also allowed.
Hearing aids are authorized for the hearing impaired people at locations where transmitting and recording devices are not typically allowed. Telecommunications devices are also implemented in several public places such as libraries for people with hearing disability including talking books or text-to-speech translators.
The Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) is the federal body that is focused on enabling individuals with developmental problems to lead an independent, productive life and also ensure that their rights are protected. ADD provides the necessary support to the families with the disabled member through several State, federal, non-profit, and for-profit organizations.