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Name: Law No. 20 of 2017 on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Country: Jordan
Subject(s): Disabled workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2017-06-01
Entry into force:
ISN: JOR-2017-L-108108
Bibliography: Legislation online in Arabic Legislation online in Arabic Prime Ministry, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Jordan PDF in Arabic PDF in Arabic (consulted on 2019-04-01)
Legislation online in English Legislation online in English The UN Refugee Agency PDF in English PDF in English (consulted on 2019-04-01)
Article 3 For the purpose of implementing the provisions of this Law:

a.person with a disability is defined as a person who has long-term physical, sensory, intellectual, mental, psychological or neurological impairment, which, as a result of interaction with other physical and behavioral barriers, may hinder performance by such person of one of the major life activities or hinder the exercise by such person of any right or basic freedom independently.

b. An impairment will be considered of a long-term nature according to Clause (a) of this Article if the impairment is not expected to disappear in at least (24) months from the date of commencement of treatment or of rehabilitation.

c. Physical obstacles and behavioral barriers mentioned in Clause (a) of this Article include lack or absence of reasonable accommodation or accessible formats or accessibility, and also include individual behaviors and discriminative institutional practices on the basis of disability.

d. Major life activities mentioned in Clause (a) of this Article include the following: 1. Eating, drinking, administering, self- care, reading and writing. 2. Movement and mobility. 3. Interaction and concentration, expression and verbal, visual and written communication. 4. Learning, rehabilitation and training. 5. Work.

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