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ADA Amendments Act – News from the EEOC

September 16, 2009
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ADA Amendments Act – News from the EEOC

It was almost exactly one year ago that the President signed the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA) into law. As a part of tht law, Congress directed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to amend its ADA regulation to reflect the changes made by the ADAAA. Today, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...
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ADA Amendments Act in the Courtroom – Audio Now Available

April 14, 2009
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On March 3rd, 2009 I posted in Day In Washington about Kirk Jenkins’ lawsuit against the National Board of Medical Examiners. He had been denied an accommodation for the Medical Licensing Exam and filed a lawsuit. Kirk lost his initial lawsuit because the circuit court didn’t consider him "disabled enough" under the ADA. The...
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Day in Washington is on NPR!

March 11, 2009
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My apologies for not posting yesterday.  I have no excuse other than excitement over the opportunity to speak on the Brian Lehrer Show which is on wNYC, a New York NPR affiliate. The discussion was  on the Obama Disability Agenda.  I have to thank, Brian Lehrer, Jody Avirgan and Megan who made it a simple and...
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ADA Amendments Act Lawsuit – Kirk Jenkins v. The National Board of Medical Examiners (Day in Washington Policy Podcast #35)

March 3, 2009
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Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast – Episode Summary: Last year, one of the most contentious and the most uplifting events was the passage of the ADA Amendments Act.  On September 25, 2008, the legislation was signed into law.  In 2009, we are seeing the first applications of this new law in the American...
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Introduction to Disability Blog Carnival #47 – Policy

September 26, 2008
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The Disability Blog Carnival is a blog event. A Blog Carnival is similar to a magazine, in that it is dedicated to a particular topic, in this case – “Disability Studies, Disability Rights, Disability Culture” and is published on a regular schedule, often weekly or monthly. Upon learning about a carnival, bloggers can choose...
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Confirmed! – ADA Amendments Act becomes law – ADA restoration efforts successful

September 25, 2008
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Confirmed! – ADA Amendments Act becomes law – ADA restoration efforts successful

This morning President George Bush signed into law S. 3406, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Also present was his father, President George Bush, Sr. who signed the original Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. Below is the photo from the event courtesy of Pablo Martinez Monsivais of the Associated Press – President Bush,...
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ADA Restoration (via the ADA Amendments Act) – the final steps

September 25, 2008
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Aloha! I just got back in town from Hawaii last night.  There are not enough words in the english language to describe my exhaustion, but it was a great trip and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Let me give a shout out to Dr. Steven Brown of the University of Hawaii’s Disability Studies program with...
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