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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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Tennessee v. Lane Anniversary – Accessible Courtrooms and Title II of the ADA

May 17, 2010
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Tennessee v. Lane Anniversary – Accessible Courtrooms and Title II of the ADA

Today is the 6th anniversary of Tennessee v. Lane a landmark disability lawsuit that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case began in 1998 when George Lane and Beverly Jones, both with mobility impairments, sued the state of Tennessee because its courthouses were inaccessible. George Lane got a notice to...
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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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Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Applauds U.S. Decision to Sign the Treaty on Disability Rights

July 24, 2009
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Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Applauds U.S. Decision to Sign the Treaty on Disability Rights

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2009 CONTACT CCD International Task Force David Hutt, Co-Chair   (202) 408-9514 x.129   David.Hutt@ndrn.org Day Al-Mohamed, Co-Chair   (202) 336-6061   DWilliamsAl-Mohamed@apa.org Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Applauds U.S. Decision to Sign the Treaty on Disability Rights Washington, D.C. – The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) joins the broader human...
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Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act – Statement from Former President George H.W. Bush

July 24, 2009
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Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act – Statement from Former President George H.W. Bush

From the Office of the Press Secretary at the White House: Statement from Former President George H.W. Bush on the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act “I congratulate President Obama for taking some time today to remember the 19th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. There is no place in our society...
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Hate Crimes Prevention Legislation Passes

July 24, 2009
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On Thursday, July 23, the Department of Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 was passed by the Senate. Why this is important is because included in this bill was the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which would take several important steps toward improving the nation’s response to hate crime, including expanding current...
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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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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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