Posts Tagged ‘ disability rights ’

ADA Anniversary Links from Around the Web

July 27, 2011
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Please note that inclusion of any specific article or blog post does not necessarily indicate endorsement by Day in Washingtion of any statements or opinions therein. 2011 ADA Address by Kathy Martinez Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy – http://www.dol.gov/dol/media/webcast/20110721-odep/index.htm The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – An “ADA Generation” Perspective” –...
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Celebrating the ADA at Home and Abroad – Special Advisor Judy Heumann, State Department

July 26, 2011
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Article Excerpt from Disability.gov blog post by Judith Heumann, Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, Department of State Twenty-one years ago, the United States became the first country to adopt national civil rights legislation, unequivocally banning discrimination against people with disabilities in the public and private sectors. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was...
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Americans with Disabilities Act: 21 years later by Senator Tom Harkin

July 26, 2011
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Article excerpt from The Hill’s Congress Blog (link below) Today, we mark the 21st anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, landmark bipartisan legislation that has played a huge role in making our country more accessible, in raising the expectations of people with disabilities and their families about what they can...
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Anniversary of Olmstead Decision – 10 years and counting…

June 22, 2009
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Anniversary of Olmstead Decision – 10 years and counting…

Greetings! Great news! Things are still busy, but I’m hoping that with the brand new Twitter feed, I can now offer a little more detail as to everything going on here in Washington DC. Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast – Episode Summary: Day in Washington looks at disability policy issues. Today’s podcast/blog post...
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Public Perception and “Death Before Disability” – Day in Washington Policy Podcast #38

May 29, 2009
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Public Perception and “Death Before Disability” – Day in Washington Policy Podcast #38

Greetings! Things are still busy, but I’m hoping to prioritize Day in Washington and make sure to keep everyone up to date on events here in Washington DC. Today’s podcast/blog post is from a guest host on an issue we’ve covered in the past – looking at the public perception of “Death before Disability.”...
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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 BlogTalkRadio and 24-Hour Reschedule

March 18, 2009
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My apologies as this week has been amazingly busy with work. Our expert committees are in town and I will be meeting with them on Friday so the week has been filled with preparations.  I hope to get the full podcast up tonight or tomorrow at the latest. It has an international flavor and...
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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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