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Disability discrimination act

In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, a number of countries have passed laws aimed at reducing discrimination against people with disabilities. These laws have begun to appear as the notion of civil rights has become more influential globally, and follow other forms of anti-discrimination and equal opportunity legislation aimed at preventing racial discrimination and sexism which began to emerge in the second half of the 20th century.

List of disability discrimination acts

Disability Discrimination Act 1992
Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2002) (only in Ontario, no other province has disability protection)
Hong Kong 
Disability Discrimination Ordinance 1995
National Policy for Persons with Disabilities 2002
South Africa 
Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, 2000
United Kingdom 
Equality Act 2010 (prior to October 2010 the relevant legislation was the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 as amended)
United States of America 
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

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