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Taking A Look At Wheelchair Access Laws Worldwide

Wheelchair access should be granted to those who are a wheelchair user. The reason for this worldwide access is due to the laws that have been enacted to ensure that handicapped individuals have access to buildings that ordinary people take for granted.

If a person is knowledgeable about the laws, then they can feel great knowing they will be treated equally and fairly. If a person is interested in further studying the laws about wheelchairs, then they can gain a great deal of useful information via the Internet.

If a person is interested in knowing about wheelchair access for citizens of the United States, then the Americans with Disabilities Act declares that all people who are handicapped will be granted access with wheelchairs so they can lead a normal life. According to the act, wheelchairs mobility should not be impeded by a public building or public transportation.

Any transportation or building that is meant for public use must be accessible to those in wheelchairs, otherwise it is considered to be discrimination. Some ways in which businesses have overcome this is to ensure that wheelchair ramps are easily accessible, as well as elevators.

Other places that people in wheelchairs can find out about accessibility issues and how the handicapped individuals of the world are treated is to visit several websites. One of the first sites is the Aviation Consumer Protection Division. Here, a person can become educated about their rights as a passenger on a plane and what kind of allowances are given to those who desire access.

Another site that physically challenged individuals can visit is DirectGovUK This is a direct link to the United Kingdom and can help those who are disabled to find out what their rights would be if they were to visit the UK.

No matter where a person lives, they should be allowed wheelchair access. One of the best places to search for the laws that govern accessibility issues is the internet. A ton of information can be found on the internet when it comes to not only American laws, but international laws as well. People in wheelchairs should be allowed to go where they want and when they want, no matter what the mode of transportation.

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