This report is the product of a two-day hearing conducted by the Commission on November 1213, 1998, in Washington, D. After providing a historical context for its passage, this report analyzes the goals intended for the ADA and discusses the laws practical impact on those it was intended to protect, the agencies responsible for enforcing the law, and the businesses it affects.Sadly, the report demonstrates how the Supreme Courts recent narrow construction of the ADAs coverage obscures its vision, which was to provide a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities.The report also addresses several areas that have generated debate and disagreement as to the proper coverage of the ADAissues of substance abuse and the coverage of psychiatric disabilities.Most importantly, the report provides concrete recommendations aimed at ensuring the ADAs vision is reached, while recognizing the legitimate concerns of businesses in how the vision is achieved.The Presidential Commission on Election Administration was established by Executive Order in March 23, 2013. Michael Ellement, Enfranchising Persons with Disabilities: Continuing Problems, an Old Statute, and A New Litigation Strategy, (May 13, 2013).The Commission identifies best practices regrading voting accessibility and makes recommendations to improve the experiences of voters with disabilities. Brescia, Modernizing State Voting Laws That Disenfranchise the Mentally Disabled with the Aid of Past Suffrage Movements, 54 St. Available at SSRN: or Kathleen Harris, Guardianship Reform, 79 Michigan Bar Journal, 1658 (2000) (This is a bit older and mostly specific to Michigan) Sally Balch Hurme and Paul S. Commission on Civil Rights publication, Chapter One (2000).
To remedy these problems, ADA established a clear and comprehensive prohibition of discrimination on the basis of disability.The Accommodation and Compliance Series is a starting point in the accommodation process and may not address every situation.Accommodations should be made on a case by case basis, considering each employee’s individual limitations and accommodation needs.It affects access to employment (Title I); access to state and local government programs and services, and to places of public accommodation such as businesses, transportation, and non-profit service providers (Titles II and III); and telecommunications (Title IV).Title V contains miscellaneous provisions, such as technical assistance, coverage related to Congress and its agencies, and alternative dispute resolution.JAN’s Accommodation and Compliance Series is designed to help employers determine effective accommodations and comply with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).