Learning About the ADA Restoration Act

Posted on 1 September 2007. Filed under: ADA Restoration Act of 2007, Advocacy |

In looking around the web, I came across a resource that could be helpful for anyone seeking to enhance their understanding of the ADA Restoration Act of 2007 and why we need it. At the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Rights Task Force, you can find

  • The full text of both the House version (HR 3195) and the Senate version (S 1881) of the bill;
  • Speeches about the ADA Restoration Act that reflect some of the thinking behind the introduction of the bill;
  • Talking points that you can draw upon when writing or calling your legislators about the bill–or you could also draw upon these if you write a letter complaining to the US Chamber of Commerce for their attack on the bill.
  • Stories of specific court cases in which the courts undermined the true intent of the ADA. In one case, the court went so far in trying to deny civil rights protections to a client with cognitive impairments that it came out with this sentence: “It is unclear whether thinking, communicating and social interaction are ‘major life activities’ under the ADA.”
  • Links to reports and documents from the National Council on Disability about the successes–and failures–of the Americans with Disabilities Act and where we should go next
  • Background information on the ADA itself.

If you’re looking for general resources on the ADA Restoration Act of 2007 (HR 3195, S 1881), then don’t overlook the ADA Restoration Act blog. You can also see my running list of blog posts on the ADA Restoration Act from around the web.

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Many U.S. deaf people complained that Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Right Division, Mr. Bob Mather and Mr. John W., attorney chief who always removed many deaf ADA cases without their good reasons. Both Mr. Mather and Mr. John W. should fire their job right now. No body trust them anymore.

The DOJ is not targeting deaf people. The DOJ simply does not have nearly enough staff or budget to go after all the ADA cases that come to their attention. They can’t even tackle all the “bigger” or more “serious” or “important” cases. They can only pick and choose a very few cases to pursue–and are forced to ignore all the rest even if they would really like to do something.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re deaf, blind, use a wheelchair, have a cognitive disability, have a mental illness, or why you were discriminated against. The issue is MONEY and STAFF.

If it bothers you that the DOJ isn’t doing enough, then write a letter to your legislators to ask them to vote for better funding support to the DOJ so they can put real teeth into the Americans with Disabilities Act.

IF THERE IS LACK OF ADA LAWS OR SOMETHING IS WRONG THEN WE NEED TO STAND BE STRONGEST ADA LAWS POWER TO MAKE THEM LACK OF COMMUCATION WITH US THAT IS PARTS OF EQUAL LAWS IF THEY LAWS REJECT OF US THEN KEEP STUBBORN USE SIGN LANGAUGE MAKE THEM OUT OF CONTOL WILL GET ONE FOR US ADA LAWS MAKE THEM WAKE UP REMEMBER IT OUR DEAF DELOVPS BLOOD THAT WE BEEN BOIL AND FIGHT MAKE THEM UNTIL WAKE UP WILL CALM BLOOD LIKE A “BLOOD PRESSURE LAW” WHEN THEY WRITE DOWN TO YOU NOTE THEN TELL MAKE NOTE TELL THEM “GET INTERPETER PEROID ” THEY WILL LACK YOUR COMMUCATION AND BE STRONGEST HIMSELF OR HERSELF TOGTHER AS ” POWERFUL ADA LAWS ” NO FEAR THEM


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