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Introducing the New and Improved Americans with Disabilities Act: Assessing the ADA Amendments Act of 2008

14 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2008 Last revised: 27 Jan 2010

Alex B. Long

University of Tennessee College of Law

Date Written: September 25, 2008

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA, discrimination

JEL Classification: K13, K31

Suggested Citation

Long, Alex B., Introducing the New and Improved Americans with Disabilities Act: Assessing the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (September 25, 2008). Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 103, p. 217, 2008; University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 92. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1273922

Alex B. Long (Contact Author)

University of Tennessee College of Law ( email )

1505 West Cumberland Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37996
United States

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