ERIC Number: EJ978600
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities in Canada and the UK: The Impact of Its Disability Employment Laws
Gerber, Paul J.; Batalo, Cecilia G.; Achola, Edwin O.
Dyslexia, v18 n3 p166-173 Aug 2012
The impact of employment laws pertaining to individuals with learning disabilities in Canada and dyslexia in the UK were investigated via the extant research literature. Currently, there is very little research in this area despite Canada and the UK having laws in effect for decades. Surprisingly, their laws have been revamped despite an absence of data that measures impact and effectiveness. This finding is not unlike the Americans with Disabilities Act, reauthorized as the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments in 2008, without substantive research to guide legal policies and practices going forward. Investigation in this area is needed to seek the positive and negative effects of legislation on those with learning disabilities in Canada and dyslexia in the UK, a high incidence population that finds most employment opportunities in competitive employment.
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Dyslexia, Foreign Countries, Employment Opportunities, Literature Reviews, Federal Legislation, Public Policy, Civil Rights, Disability Discrimination
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United Kingdom
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990