The Americans with Disabilities Act was heralded by its congressional sponsors as an ""emancipation proclamation"" for people with disabilities and as the most important civil rights legislation passed in a generation. This book offers an assessment of what has actually occurred since the ADA's enactment in 1990. In empirically based articles, contributors from the fields of law, health policy, government, and business reveal the unsoundness of charges from the right that the ADA will bankrupt industry, and assumptions on the left that the ADA will prove ineffective in helping people with disabilities enter and remain in the workforce.
Peter David Blanck is a professor of law, psychology, and preventive medicine at the University of Iowa. His publications include Genetic Discrimination and the Employment Provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act: Emerging Legal, Empirical, and Policy Implications; Interpersonal Expectations: Theory, Research, and Applications; and Nonverbal Communication in the Clinical Context.