ADA enforcement

Returning to the framers’ intent: efforts to restore the ADA’s protections

posted on July 1, 2008 - 1:04pm
When Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, its intent was to prevent discrimination, in all aspects of society, against people with disabilities. Now some members of Congress and the disability community say recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions have negated protections afforded by the ADA, and those protections need to be restored.
posted on July 1, 2006 - 4:44pm
QUEST Vol. 13, No. 4
It was an unlikely contest, but when the ADA and a law designed to look out for the family farmer came into conflict earlier this year, the ADA scored the knockout blow. In December, a U.S. District Court in Nebraska struck down a law banning corporate farming because it discriminates against those with physical disabilities, reported the Disability Policy Collaboration (DPC), a legislative...
posted on July 1, 2006 - 4:38pm
Time and a hip replacement had exacerbated the effects of Elizabeth Kimrey’s Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). The 60-year-old psychologist, who uses a walker, was so fatigued that her doctor recommended she cut back from five to four days in her job at the North Carolina State University counseling center in Raleigh.
posted on July 1, 2006 - 4:35pm
QUEST Vol. 13, No. 4
DBTAC (“Dib-Tack”) is the acronym for a Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center, which provides free, local resources on all aspects of the ADA. These centers also are known as ADA and Accessible IT Centers. But now the DBTAC mission of helping communities to implement the ADA is under review, and may be modified to focus more on research gathering and implementation, especially...
posted on July 1, 2006 - 4:20pm
QUEST Vol. 13, No. 4
It’s been 16 years since the signing in July 1990 of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the law created to make the public, private and employment sectors of American society accessible to people with disabilities. Sixteen years — versus long human centuries of barriers and prejudices against people with disabilities. Needless to say, the gap between ADA ideals and reality is still pretty...

After 15 years, time for a course correction

posted on July 1, 2005 - 1:37pm
QUEST Vol. 12, No. 4
The Americans with Disabilities Act, designed to eliminate discrimination against people with disabilities, celebrates its 15th birthday this July with a track record as contradictory as a teenager’s mood.