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Jordan: The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: Law No. (20) for the Year 2017 - Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act

Source: Government of Jordan Country: Jordan
Article (1) This law shall be called and cited as “the Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities No. 20 for the Year 2017”, and will go into effect 90 days after being published in the Official Gazette. Article (2) The following words and phrases, wherever mentioned hereinafter, shall have the meanings ascribed thereto hereunder, unless the context provides otherwise: Council: Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Board of Trustees: The Board of Trustees of the Council formed in accordance with the provisions of this law. President: President of the Council Secretary-General: Secretary-General of the Council Identification Card: The ID Card issued by the Council in accordance with the provisions of this Law to reflect the nature and degree of the disability. Discrimination on the Basis of Disability: Every limitation, restriction, exclusion, nullification or denial either direct or indirect due to disability of any rights or freedoms stated in this Law or in any other Law, and that constitutes discrimination on the basis of disability and reluctance to provide reasonable accommodation contrary to the provisions of this Law. Free and Informed Consent: The agreement or acceptance of a person with a disability or his/her legal designate toward every action, procedure, or legal measure to be taken regarding their rights or freedoms after being notified, in a way that he or she understands the content, results, and impacts thereof. Reasonable Accommodation: The alteration of the environment or time-related conditions within a specific context of time or place to enable the person with a disability to practice a right and freedom, or to gain access to services on an equal basis with others. Accessible Formats: The transformation of information, data, pictures, drawings and other classified items to Braille, or large print, or the transformation of information into electronic or audio formats, or translating into Sign language, or using simplified language, or clarifying the information in any other manner without making any change in the essence or meaning in order to enable persons with disabilities to review and understand the issue. Accessibility: The construction of buildings, roads, facilities, and other public and private sector venues in a way that is accessible to all the public, and making adjustments in accordance with the Building Code Requirements for Persons with Disabilities as issued in the provisions of the Jordan National Building Code and any other special standards issued or approved by the Council. Universal Design: The adjustment of goods and services in their initial phases of design and production to allow for utilization of such services and goods in a manner accessible to everyone. Disabled People’s Organizations: The societies, clubs, federations, non-profit companies and other non-government entities registered and licensed according to the provisions of legislation in effect and whose board of directors mainly consists of persons with disabilities one of whom presides such board. These organizations are intended to reinforce the rights or enablement or facilitate access to services or implement disability-related programs. Educational Institution: The government and non-government institutions according to the provisions of the Education Law, and Special Education Centers and Societies which provide educational services or programs to persons with disabilities regardless of their authority of licensing or registration.

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