Tag: Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

Olmstead Act Turns 13

"For the Department of Justice, turning the promise of the Olmstead decision into a reality for individuals with disabilities across the nation has become a major component of ADA enforcement." Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez The Supreme Court heard the case Olmstead vs. L.C. on April 21, 1999 and decided it on June 22, … Continue reading Olmstead Act Turns 13


What I Take for Granted: Invisible Privileges

Not long ago I discovered an essay I'd written a few years ago. As October is not only Disability Awareness Month but also National Disability Employment Awareness Month, I thought I'd share part of that essay. The ADA turned 20 in 2010, and according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 1 in 5 Americans has a … Continue reading What I Take for Granted: Invisible Privileges

The International Impact of the ADA

On July 26, without much fanfare, the  civil rights act, the Americans with Disabilities Act turned 21. The ADA  is significant because it is national civil rights legislation explicitly banning discrimination against people with disabilities in the public and private sectors. The ADA is revolutionary not only because of its provisions and purpose, but also … Continue reading The International Impact of the ADA