Introducing the New and Improved Americans with Disabilities Act: Assessing the ADA Amendments Act of 2008
Alex B. Long
University of Tennessee College of Law
September 25, 2008
Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 103, p. 217, 2008
University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 92
This essay summarizes the changes to the Americans with Disabilities made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. The Act represents the first substantive revision to the ADA since its inception and contains some dramatic changes. This essay summarizes those changes and makes some preliminary assessments as to how the new amendments are likely to alter the current interpretation of the ADA.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 14
Keywords: Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA, discrimination
JEL Classification: K13, K31
Date posted: September 26, 2008 ; Last revised: January 27, 2010
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