Other ADA Restoration Act News

Posted on 27 August 2007. Filed under: ADA Restoration Act of 2007, Advocacy |

The biggest piece of news related to the ADA Restoration Act of 2007 for today is that the US Chamber of Commerce wants this bill to go buh-bye. But that’s not my only update.

One, I’d like to draw your attention to a blog post written by Ron Graham. It’s an old post compared to most of the others I’ve been linking to, but it’s still worth a look:

ADA Restoration Act of 2007 is Introduced at Access Ability, July 28 ’07.  Worth reading.  Explains in simple, clear language how the courts have weakened the ADA by labeling workers “not disabled enough” to be protected by the ADA even when employers have declared them “too disabled” to be hired. Explains how the ADA Restoration Act is meant to halt the courts’ overly narrow interpretation of the ADA.  It’s also worth following his link to an article in Government Technology entitled Americans With Disabilities Act Sees Possible Restoration After Seventeen Years.

Another piece of news is that I have now expanded the on-going list of blog posts about the ADA to include each individual blog post from the ADA Restoration Act blog–up to, and including, today’s blog post about the recent attack by the world’s largest business federation, the US Chamber of Commerce, on the ADA Restoration Act. (If you haven’t already learned about it, go there and read about it. Or read my own appeal for someone to write a blog post picking apart their letter point by point.)

Also new: from now on, when you go to check that ongoing list of blog posts on the ADA Restoration Act, you will see a line at the very top, in boldface font, that tells you exactly when I last updated the list. That way, if you plan to check back with that list from time to time, you can tell at a glance whether the list has been updated recently.

As always: if you write a new blog post about the ADA Restoration Act, please come here and let me know. I might miss it otherwise. But please be patient, because I expect to be busy during the coming fall semester. I might not be able to update things here as often as I would like. But, of course–never let that stop you from blogging on!


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