PHOENIX, May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID.org Foundation) are bringing awareness of inequalities and non-compliance issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) By taking affirmative action towards commercial and business locations that are not ADA compliant. Valley cities in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan are helping spread the message by reading the proclamation and presenting it on their websites and in public meetings.
The proclamation states:
Whereas Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities and AID.org Foundation bring awareness of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through education, compliance and generous giving;
Whereas nearly 1 in 5 people have a disability in the U.S., making up the largest minority group in the country;
Whereas 28 percent of those with disabilities fall below the poverty line. Adults ages 21 to 64 with disabilities had median monthly earnings that are $763 less compared to those with no disability;
Whereas of today's 20 year-olds, just over 1 in 4 will become disabled before they retire;
Whereas AID.org has discovered approximately 95% of businesses in the Valley are not in compliance with ADA regulations which have been in effect for a quarter of a century;
Whereas thousands of individuals with disabilities cannot get insurance companies to properly cover medical expenses;
Whereas local, regional, state and federal agencies, along with businesses and the private sector are working with AID.org to improve the quality of life of persons living with a disability;
Whereas increased education, kindness and wide-spread, complete compliance with ADA requirements is necessary to end discrimination against individuals with disabilities.
About Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities – Foundation
Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities and their Charitable Foundation (AID.org), formed January 2016, serve to advance equal rights and opportunity as well as remove barriers for people with disabilities of all types. By taking affirmative action towards commercial and business locations that are not ADA compliant they are quickly bringing about a wave of compliance. The AID Foundation is also a growing resource for any individual with a disability looking to receive help with various issues relating to their disability or compelling needs such as: wheelchair access, obtaining legal counsel, medical expenses, and much, much more. Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities aims to help improve the lives of 3 to 4 individuals with disabilities per day, and encourages any person with a disability in need of assistance to connect with the organization.
Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities – Foundation
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