ADA Restoration Round-up Nov 6 to 14 ’07

Posted on 14 November 2007. Filed under: ADA Restoration Act of 2007, Advocacy, Announcements, Audism | Tags: , , |

Here are the latest blog posts on the ADA Restoration Act. Basically, the campaign to get this passed is heating up. So if you’re Deaf (or disabled), it’s time to start paying attention if you haven’t already.

If you don’t have time to read all of these links, then be sure NOT TO MISS the URGENT ACTION ALERT from the ADA Restoration blog. Or, if you’re still trying to understand what the ADA Restoration Act is and why it’s important, then check out Then, of course, please do contact your legislators

The News Round-up on the ADA Restoration Act:

Latest News About ADA Restoration Act Nov 14 ’07, Ron Graham at Access Ability notes the two most pressing news: one, the senate is holding its first hearing on the ADA Restoration Act on Nov. 15 ’07; two, the Road to Freedom bus tour is returning home to Washington, DC. Thanks to Ron Graham for alerting me to this link.

Urge Your Senators to Co-Sponsor the ADA Restoration Act Nov 14 ’07, amyb0223 urges readers to contact their senators NOW to ask them to support the ADA Restoration Act.

URGENT: ACTION ALERT–Urge Your Senators to Co-Sponsor ADA Legislation Nov 13 ’07, ADA Restoration blog. Up until now, the bulk of ADA Restoration advocacy activity has focused on the House of congressional represenatives. It’s still worth writing to your congressional representatives (if you haven’t already)–but now attention is shifting toward recruiting support for the legislation in the Senate. Follow the link to see the details–including the hearing on November 15, and a suggested script to follow for voters who call their Senators.

Hearing Scheduled in Senate HELP Nov 13 ’07, the ADA Restoration blog notes that the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee is holding the first senate hearing on the ADA Restoration on November 15 at 2 p.m. and urges readers to attend if they are available.

Tuesday Quick Hits Hot Topics in Policy Nov 13 ’07, the Arc of North Carolina policy blog briefly touches upon the latest activities with the ADA Restoration Act, including the Nov. 15 Senate hearing, in its latest round-up of policy briefs.

Activists fight to rewrite disabilities act Nov 9 ’07, Diabetes Dilemma summarizes the conterversy over the ADA Restoration Act from both sides (though–understandably, given the source–with a more sympathetic tone toward Restoration Act supporters).

AEIS Day 2 Opening Session Nov 9 ’07. This post seems to be written primarily with employers in mind, and is geared more toward how employers can protect themselves from law suits than it is toward how employers can painlessly accommodate the needs of disabled workers–and reap the benefits of their hard work, loyalty, and low-turnover rates. Follow the link and leave your thoughts in the comments area there.

The Americans with Disabilities Act Nov 7 ’07 The Issue links to four articles giving the pro- and con- arguments for and against the ADA Restoration Act. One of these is my own August 4 blog post–the first one I wrote on the ADA Restoration Act.

PLEASE make an ASL vlog (or a written blog, if you like) on the ADA Restoration Act! If you do, I’d be delighted to link to you!

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 If you’re still new to the subject, this can help you understand why the ADA Restoration Act is critical to pass and why we should all be involved.

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

See examples of specific court cases that have served to undermine the spirit and intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act: click on “ADA Court Cases” under “categories” in the right-hand navigation bar. I still have a few more ADA Court Cases in the coming few weeks.

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 updates. Or browse through background information on the ADA Restoration Act. Or contact your legislators. (The tool I link to here for contacting your legislators will look up your senators/representative for you when you enter your zip code then it makes it easier for you to write a quick email to them. It also gives a brief backgrounder on the ADA Restoration Act for people who need a refresher.)


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