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Disability Rights

This guide is intended to help students find resources related to the issue of disability rights.

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This guide includes links to library databases and research tools where you can find books and disability imagearticles with information about disability rights.

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Disability Rights Background

Disability Laws:

Disability laws have been developed to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities in the areas of education, employment, housing, and access to services. The main laws used to guide organizations and protect people against discrimination are:


A number of organizations exist to promote advocacy and awareness of specific types of disabilities and to protect those whose rights have been violated because of a disability. There are state and national organizations committed to serving the needs of people with disabilities. For those living in Florida, a good place to start would be Disability Rights Florida.  

Best Bet Databases

Open Access Journals

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