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Arthritis and The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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Arthritis is a joint disorder where a joint is an area of the body where two different bones meet (National). Over the years, there have been many machines that have been created to help people with disabilities to help them in life. The developers of the project for Envision Discover Design Invent Execute also known as E.D.D.I.E., have developed a hand pedal for a bass drum for patients that have arthritis as the law of physics were needed to do so. People with arthritis are protected by the American with a Disability Act (ADA). One of the few problems with this project is whether or not people will view those using this invention differently and do they feel comfortable wearing it. Project E.D.D.I.E is to design and create something that can help those that are disabled and also to show society that there are always new ideas out there to help others all they have to do is be able to create them. E.D.D.I.E is a way to also help students understand and know what type of struggles people have to go through every day as a disabled person and that they shouldn’t be treated any differently than anyone else in this world. People with arthritis go through daily struggles of walking, carrying, writing, tieing there shoes is even hard for them or anything that affects the joints while they are involved with movement. “Approximately 350 million people worldwide have arthritis, as nearly 40 million of those people are in the United States, including over a quarter million children!”(National). Arthritis is the most common disability as many people suffer from just one disability it is for us as a society to help create something that would make people with arthritis lives easier. Those with arthritis are not born with arthritis; arthrit... ... middle of paper ... ...bey Medical High School. Dozier-Libbey Medical High School, Antioch. 4 Nov. 2013. Class lecture. Bucu, Kristofer. "Newton's Third Law & Pulleys." Physics. Dozier- Libbey Medical High School. Dozier-Libbey Medical High School, Antioch. 11 Nov. 2013. Class lecture. Davis, Warwick. "Disability Quotes." BrainyQuote. Xplore, n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2013. Jordan, michael. "Michael Jordan Quotes." BrainyQuote. Xplore, n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2013. N.a. "National Arthritis Month - Arthritis and Arthritic Conditions, Medications, Symptoms, and Treatment on MedicineNet.com." MedicineNet. MedicineNet, Inc, n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2013. Reporter, Steven. "46 Million Americans Suffer From Arthritis." ABC News. ABC News Network, 4 June 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2013. Shapiro, Joseph P.. No pity: people with disabilities forging a new civil rights movement. New York: Times Books, 1993. Print.
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