Published 2016 years 06 month 01 Date
Last updated 2016 years 06 month 29 Date
◎ The Disability Discrimination Act eliminated
The Disability Discrimination Elimination Act (Act on Promotion of Elimination of Discrimination on the Grounds of Disability) states that private businesses such as national government agencies, local governments, companies and shops have "reasons for disability" for persons with disabilities. It was enforced on April 28, 4 in order to eliminate "discrimination."
The purpose is to create a society in which all people, regardless of their disabilities, live together and live in harmony while respecting each other's personalities and individuality.
◎ with people with disabilities of interest
People with physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities, mental disabilities (including developmental disabilities) and other mental and physical disabilities who are continuously subject to considerable restrictions on their daily and social life due to disabilities and "social barriers". A person in a state.
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"Social barriers" are social things (passage, difficult-to-use facilities, equipment, etc.) and systems (difficult-to-use systems, etc.) that are barriers to daily life and social life for people with disabilities. ), Practices (customs, cultures, etc. that are not aware of the existence of people with disabilities), ideas (prejudice against people with disabilities, etc.), and anything else.
◎ with the contents of the law
It is prohibited for national government agencies, local governments, and private businesses to unfairly discriminate against persons with disabilities on the grounds of their disabilities.In addition, it is a legal obligation for government agencies, etc., and an obligation for businesses to make efforts to provide necessary reasonable accommodation for the implementation of removal of social barriers required by persons with disabilities.
◎ an illegal discriminatory treatment is
It is an act of refusing or restricting the provision of services for reasons of disability, or setting conditions that are not attached to people without disabilities without a justifiable reason.
- When the people who are visually impaired to use the facilities, refuse guide dogs allowed.
- At the event venue, it was refused on the grounds that you are using a wheelchair.
- In an attempt to borrow an apartment or a condominium, it was not lent to reason that there is a disability.
◎ a reasonable accommodation
When a person with a disability expresses his / her intention to ask for some kind of consideration, it is necessary to take reasonable consideration to remove social barriers without overburdening him / her.
- If there is a step, to assist the wheelchair user.
- Written communication, reading and devised to convey in communication means in accordance with the characteristics of disabilities, such as sign language.
◎ to operators of our
Businesses covered by the Disability Discrimination Elimination Law are not only general companies and shops, but also individual businesses, social welfare corporations, NPO corporations, etc.
Within a range that does not become too burdensome in order to stay in business, let's work on rational considerations. In addition, incentives to be the de facto equality is not a legal discrimination.
For specific examples of reasonable accommodation, please refer to the Cabinet Office website "Data collection of specific examples of reasonable accommodation, reasonable accommodation search".