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Basic Country Profile

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Location: Northern America
Capital: Washington DC
Population: 329,052,515
Major Languages: English
Major Religions: Christianity
Currency: US Dollar
Terrain: Varied topography
Climate: Varied climate
Dial Code: +1
Time Zone: UTC-10:00 to UTC-05:00 with daylight saving time
Disability Population: 12.6% [census]
Emergency number: 911

Disability Legislations and Policies

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) – USA has not yet ratified the CRPD yet.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – Signed into law on July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act is a comprehensive civil rights law which prohibits discrimination based on disability in employment, state and local government programs, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. Read more on www.ada.gov/

Section 504 – Section 504 which is part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination based upon disability. Read more on www.wrightslaw.com/info

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) – Passed in 1975, IDEA is a federal law that ensures students with a disability are provided with free appropriate public education.