ADA Restoration Act blogs Oct 21-23 ’07

Posted on 23 October 2007. Filed under: ADA Restoration Act of 2007, Advocacy |

Here are the latest links from around the web on the ADA Restoration Act:

Equal Protection Oct 23 ’07, Mark, a guest blogger at BBC Ouch!, has some interesting comments about how society only understands disability if they are sufficiently “freakish” or visible. If one’s disability is not visible then people won’t believe it’s there, even if its impact on one’s life is just as significant. Perhaps that’s part of why we are now in the middle of fighting for the ADA Restoration Act.

Most Recent House Co-Sponsors Oct 23 ’07, the ADA Restoration blog announces that we now have 232 co-sponsors for the house version of the ADA Restoration Act (HR 3195), and lists the most recent co-sponsors to sign on.

NPR Features ADA Restoration Story Oct 23 ’07, the ADA Restoration blog tells us that National Public Radio has done a story on the ADA Restoration Act. They link to the audio file so hearing people can listen to the broadcast; for deaf people, there is also a link to the accompanying print story. They also link to testimony from Stephen Orr, a man with diabetes who testified before Congress in early October about his experience with discrimination.

United
Spinal Association
Oct 21 ’07, Sharon’s Information blog passes along an action alert from the United Spinal Association, explains why the issue is important, and how to get involved. Personally, I would suggest that anyone who needs to consult the list of co-sponsors should check the ADA Restoration blog (see
right hand navigation bar. And if you plan to contact your legislators, then I prefer the tool at UnderRepresented rather than the United Spinal Association tool.

Please write your own blog, or produce your own ASL vlog, on the ADA Restoration Act! To the best of my knowledge, NO ONE has done an ASL vlog on the Restoration Act (some in spoken English…without captions — but not in ASL!) YOU could be the first! See my earlier appeal to would-be bloggers or vloggers.


If you’re interested in how the courts have violated the spirit of the ADA, then you may want to explore my growing collection of stories about individual ADA court cases.

CCD has compiled an excellent collection of materials on the ADA and on the ADA Restoration Act of 2007, so it’s well worth following their link to www.c-c-d.org/ada.

See my continually-updated list of blog entries from all over the web about the ADA Restoration Act of 2007, from July 26 2007 through TODAY, always available from the top navigation bar at “On the ADA Restoration Act.”

Also, don’t miss these links: One group of activists has posted a short list of simple ideas of things you can do to help get the Restoration Act passed. And do check out the ADA Restoration Blog for on-going updates. Or browse through background information on the ADA Restoration Act. Or contact your legislators

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