Yes. In October 2010 legislation was passed Rosa’s Law which “changes references in federal statutes from ‘mental retardation’ to ‘intellectual disability’.” Also passed in October 2010 was the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act. This act makes it easier for deaf, blind and visually impaired people to be better able to use modern technology like smart phones and closed captioning on the internet by essentially establishing new regulations and standards.
This year two acts were created. The first is the Americans With Disabilities Act (which is an old act) but new rules were implemented this year. Accessibility in public recreation facilities was expanded, standards for wheelchair use in public spaces were raised, and terms of what a service animal is and how it is used were changed. The second act is the FAIR (Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful) Education Act which requires that in the state of California contributions from people with disabilities must be included in textbooks and in teaching of history and social sciences classes.
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