ERIC Number: ED354660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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The ADA Mandate for Social Change.
Wehman, Paul, Ed.
This book analyzes the effectiveness and implications for social change of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It outlines several issues--legal implications, physical accessibility, transportation options, employment opportunities, and recreation--that stimulate community action for full inclusion. Part I, titled "Definitions and Expectations of the ADA," contains two papers: "Redefining Equality through the ADA" (Leonard S. Rubenstein and Bonnie Milstein) and "Quality of Life and Consumer Choice" (Wendy Parent). Part II, "Implications of the ADA," includes: "Employment Opportunities and Career Development" (Paul Wehman); "Supported Employment and Opportunities for Integration" (Paul Wehman); "Provisions of Reasonable Accommodation: What Do Employers Think?" (Craig Michaels and others); "Provisions of Assistive Technology: Bridging the Gap to Accessibility" (Shirley K. Chandler and others) and "The Challenge of Public Transportation and Mobility" (Paul Wehman). Part III, "The ADA as a Catalyst for Social Change," offers the following papers: "Family Empowerment" (H. Rutherford Turnbull, III, and others); "Education Reform" (Debra A. Neubert and Sherril Moon); "Public Accommodation and Housing Reforms" (John Kregel); and "Recreation and Leisure Lifestyle Changes" (Ronald Reynolds). The final section, titled "The ADA and Societal Acceptance," has two papers: "Increased Access to Community Resources" (Pamela S. Wolfe) and "Promises Made and Promises To Be Broken" (Steven J. Taylor and Robert Bogdan). A 20-item annotated bibliography, compiled by R. G. Rayfield, is also provided as well as references for individual papers. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Career Development, Community Programs, Disabilities, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Equal Protection, Federal Legislation, Housing, Leisure Time, Mobility Aids, Normalization (Handicapped), Quality of Life, Recreational Activities, Social Action, Social Attitudes, Social Change, Social Integration, Supported Employment, Technology, Transportation
Paul H. Brookes, P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624 ($32).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990