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Voices from the Edge Narratives about the Americans with Disabilities Act

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ISBN-10: 0195156870

ISBN-13: 9780195156874

Edition: 2004

Authors: Ruth O'Brien, Rogers M. Smith

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Fear, rage, courage, discrimination. These are facts of everyday life for many Americans with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), has made working, traveling, and communicating easier for many individuals. But has this significant piece of civil rights legislation helped those with disabilities become fully accepted members of society? How does an individual deal with discriminatory situations that the law cannot, does not, or will not cover? What is life like in post-ADA America? The stories in this collection give readers a chance to visualize and perhaps resolve these questions for themselves. Using the techniques of both fiction and creative non-fiction, the…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/15/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Ruth O'Brien is professor of political science at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the author of several books, including Bodies in Revolt, and Crippled Justice.

Foreword
Preface
Contributors
Voices from the Edge
Introduction
What Is a Disability?
Eye of the Beholder
(Dis)Ability, Individuality, and Normalcy
(Title I)
Disclosures
A Chair Unseen
Life without Mozart
Revealing Workplaces
(Title II)
A Cripple in the Crippled City
Public Transit
Navigating the Ada's Mass Transit Provisions
The Perils of Getting a Driver's License
Testing, Testing, and Retesting the (Dis)Abled
Sovereignty
Cheaters and Copycats
Federalism, the Fourteenth Amendment, and Persons with Disabilities
(Title III)
Whack!
Private Places and Public Spaces
Afterword
Appendix: Passed July 26, 1990. 104 Stat. 327
Notes
Bibliographic Essay
Index