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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (prohibiting disability discrimination by public entities) is one of the civil rights issues that have impacted legal liability in sport organizations because no organization can turn away an individual purely based on their disability. Title I includes employment-In order for the individual to be turned away for the job title, they must be unqualified to perform the duties outlined within the job title. The ADA defines disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. Title II specifically prohibits the discrimination of disabled person’s by all public entities at the local and state levels. Title III states that public accommodations need to be made for people with disabilities. In terms of this aspect of the ADA for sport organizations, they need to have made provisions in their facilities to better accommodate people with disabilities. The ADA has changed the way that organizations are run because they must comply with the new regulations for their businesses and their facilities. It creates a better world in which people won’t be turned away, or discriminated against because they are different from the more prominent class of people.


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