ERIC Number: ED367119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
Furthering the Goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act through Disability Policy Research in the 1990s: Summary of Proceedings (Washington, D.C., December 7-9, 1992).
Burke, Edward P., Ed.; Quigley, Mark S., Ed.
The conference reported in this document had three aims: to initiate dialogue on furthering the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) through disability policy research; to identify the resources and infrastructures available to enhance the process; and to articulate steps that can be taken to monitor implementation of the Act. The conference included plenary sessions on the following issues: disability research and enforcement of the ADA, putting research to work for the realization of the goals of the ADA from the perspectives of the disability community and of minorities and other underserved populations, shaping an interdisciplinary field of disability studies, strategies for adopting a common nomenclature, research strategies for statistics using survey data, the role of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, research strategies for monitoring the ADA, and future trends in disability policy research. Eight smaller "breakout" sessions examined the topics of equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, economic self-sufficiency, issues related to special populations, emerging issues, building a disability studies discipline, and creating a common nomenclature and classification. The document contains presentations, discussion, reports from the breakout sessions, and recommendations. Appendixes contain the conference agenda, participant and speaker lists, and a description of the National Council on Disability. (JDD)
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Independent Living, Interdisciplinary Approach, Legal Responsibility, Minority Groups, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Social Integration, Theory Practice Relationship, Vocabulary
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Authoring Institution: National Council on Disability, Washington, DC.; National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990