Posts Tagged ‘ ADA Restoration ’

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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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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Obama Disability Agenda and What Does it Mean? (Day In Washington Policy Podcast #34)

March 3, 2009
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Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast – Episode Summary: During his campaign, Obama outlined his plan for people with disabilities in an 8-page document. After his election, that outline became part of his Administration’s Disability Policy Agenda. This episode is an overview examining President Obama’s Disability plan and what it means for people with...
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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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ADA Amendments Act Passage – History in the making

September 17, 2008
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History was in the making today at the House passage of the ADA Amendments Act.  The first Americans with Disabilities Act rocked the nation and over the past 18 years has literally changed the face of the country.  Accessible architecture, elevators, ramps, accessible buses and taxis, meaningful access to programs and public places.  The...
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ADA Restoration Efforts – Senate Passage of the ADA Amendments Act

September 12, 2008
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Day in Washington: The Disability Policy Podcast explores and discusses various aspects of disability policy. Each episode will cover a specific issue within disability, and/or a disability-related news article. These 5-10 minute podcasts offer an easy to understand introduction to disability policy and resources for those interested in further study. You can find the text...
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Disability Policy Podcast Update (August 9th) – ADA Restoration: What is Really Going On?

August 25, 2008
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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...
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