Rights of the Disabled

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Rights of the Disabled explores the history and opinions surrounding the rights of the disabled, ranging from the formation of the League of the Physically Handicapped in 1935 to current efforts to enhance and modify the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contemporary case studies such as Burden v. Sacramento and documents such as The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 provide multiple perspectives and decisions surrounding the issue while also plotting a course for the future of ...
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Overview

Rights of the Disabled explores the history and opinions surrounding the rights of the disabled, ranging from the formation of the League of the Physically Handicapped in 1935 to current efforts to enhance and modify the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contemporary case studies such as Burden v. Sacramento and documents such as The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 provide multiple perspectives and decisions surrounding the issue while also plotting a course for the future of legislative action.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816071289
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2008
  • Series: Library in a Book Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Age range: 14 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Overview of the Topic

Ch. 1 Introduction to Disability Rights in America 3

Ch. 2 The Law and Disability Rights 65

Ch. 3 Chronology 103

Ch. 4 Biographical Listing 133

Ch. 5 Glossary 146

Pt. II Guide to Further Research

Ch. 6 How to Research Disability Rights Issues 159

Ch. 7 Annotated Bibliography 175

Ch. 8 Organizations and Agencies 210

Pt. III Appendices

App. A The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. [section] 701 et seq.): Section 504 233

App. B The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. [section] 12101 et seq.): Title I Excerpts Prohibiting Discrimination in Employment 236

App. C The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. [section] 12101 et seq.): Title II Excerpts Prohibiting Discrimination in Public Services 244

App. D The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. [section] 12101 et seq.): Title III Excerpts Prohibiting Discrimination in Public Accommodations and Services Operated by Private Entities 249

App. E Education of Individuals with Disabilities (20 U.S.C. [section] 1400): Excerpts from the 1990 Congressional Findings Explaining the Need for Legislation 254

App. F Remarks by President George H. W. Bush at the Signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 257

App. G President George W. Bush Announces the New Freedom Initiative of 2001 262

App. H Statistics 265

Index 276

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