What is the Act to Eliminate Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities?
The Act to Eliminate Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities was adopted in 2013, enacted in 2016, and the first amendment was made in 2021. The act prohibits unfair discriminatory treatment based on disabilities and obliges the government, local governments, and public and private sectors to provide reasonable accommodation. It has banned rejecting children with disabilities to go to regular schools and regular classes and imposing special conditions for school life. The act obligates schools and educational administration to accommodate and modify the environment that students with and without disabilities can learn together in the same class. Although the act obligated only public schools to undertake reasonable accommodation when the bill was passed, it has included private schools since 2021.