Aprelle from Oregon

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Can you share a “before and after” experience; e.g., before the ADA I couldn’t do X or was denied access to Y, and thanks to the ADA I can do Z.

Hi in my experience I have faced many times where I know that I should not have been discriminated against, but I was. The ADA law is there, but if nobody wants to honor the law, it takes way too much Time, effort, and money to try to enforce equality. Overall I’d say that this has not really been effective, because you can still be denied four job services or accommodations. The organization or Corporation might just say there is no way that they can accommodate you. They leave it at that, and you can either choose to go after them legally which, you don’t have the money to go up against the speaker operations and big organizations we need discriminate against you. So overall I would say that’s some serious reconstruction of the American disabilities act need to take place. before the law was put in place organizations and corporations could just out right denied a disabled person from working there or acquiring services or simply just being. Nowadays they have to give you some excuse as to why, so they’ll say some pretty lie like it was of the reasons why you are being discriminated against, but the discrimination still happens. Blind people in particular cannot access technology equally. What I mean by this is, there is a serious financial ratio of any quality for blind accessible software and equipment. The average person can walk into a store and buy a tablet or computer for about anywhere from $300-$2000. Is a blind person wanted to have a braille display, the cheapest braille display is about $6000. We have to pay extra for software for equipment, and we are not being paid the same amount of money in jobs that other people are, so The system is not actually working for us, and we have got to do something that turns the time before we get into a more technologically advanced society.

What advances in disability rights would you like to see in the next 30 years?

Real equality for each and every kind of disability, and also a separation of disabilities. I would also like realistic prices to be assigned to equipment and software according to what each individual disabled category needs. There needs to stop being this lump us all together, and will accommodate the easiest people to accommodate, and we will not accommodate the The needs of each separate aspect of any disability which can be the most difficult Expensive or not easily understood cases.

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