Define the following terms:
Ageism Prejudice or discrimination against a particular age group and particularly the elderly.
Baby boomer a person who was born during the demographic Post-World War II baby boom between the years 1946 and 1964
Americans with Disabilities Act An Act to establish a clear and comprehensive prohibition of discrimination on the basis of disability. Enacted by U.S. Congress in 1990, signed inot law July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush
Visitability Building private homes to be accessible for visitors with disabilities
Accessibility The degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as …show more content…
• How has the attitude toward people with disabilities changed over time? Attitudes towards people with disabilities have not changed all that much over time, in my opinion. The government used to put disabled people into institutions and they often forgot about them, which forced them to live in some very unsafe and unsanitary conditions. Many family members and employees of these institutions abused, neglected, and even murdered these people with disabilities. In the past, they used the word “retarded” to label anyone with a disability. No matter what kind of disability they had or how severe the disability was. Today, more people respect and accept the disabilities. The discrimination is still there, but I believe it is not as bad as it once was.
• What are some unique circumstances or issues encountered by people