Unfortunately, I am (once again) behind on my posting and podcasts. Work has been quite busy and I was recently out of town for our national convention. In spite of the fact that I did not have a post for Day in Washington for August so far, I am still thinking about and working on disability policy issues (and of course the listenership/readership of Day in Washington). The resulting disability policy update is part of Show 55 for Beth Case’s Disability 411. For those of you unfamiliar with podcasts, I would posit that this is probably the grand-daddy or grand-mom of disability podcasts.
The specific podcast was about ADA Restoration. There has been a lot of discussion about this legislative effort and to be frank, not all of it has been positive. This isn’t about the need for the legislation and the need for a “fix” but about the conflict or is it confusion or concern, to be honest, I’m not sure which or all of the words are appropriate. You can find out the details about the legislative language on various sites on the internet, but Beth asked that I try to address what controversy is there. Episode 55 is my attempt to explain the history behind and the dynamics of the current ADA restoration effort in as open and non-judgmental manner as possible. At the end of the day, I think everyone involved in the effort towards passage is interested in the same thing – improving the lives of people with disabilities and minimizing (if not eliminating) discrimination.
Posted August 9th, you can listen to my commentary on the ADA Restoration at Disability 411 –
Episode 55 – Disability 411
As usual, a transcript of my podcast is in the comments. (Note: Disability411 also provides a transcript for all of its programming)