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
Date Written: September 25, 2008
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
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