Advanced introduction to U.S. disability law

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas. Advanced Introduction to U.S. Disability Law provides a timely and accessible overview of disability law in the United States, focusing primarily on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the 'ADA'). Peter Blanck addresses the social and legislative history leading up to the development of the ADA; coverage and remedies under the ADA's three main titles; some of the fundamental and recent cases informing the ADA's interpretation; and current issues facing U.S. courts, law makers, and policy makers. Key Features: Provides an overview of Titles I-III of the ADA. Discusses the enforcement of, and relief provided by, the ADA. Analyses the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on people with disabilities and on the ADA's enforcement. Highlights concerns as well as positive legal and social developments for people with disabilities. Focuses on extensive changes in technology and the employment market since the enactment of the ADA. This Advanced Introduction will be essential reading for students and scholars of disability law, discrimination law, health law, human rights, and law and society. It will also be beneficial for advocates for disability rights in public and private institutions, as well as researchers addressing disability issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages196
ISBN (Electronic)9781802208337
ISBN (Print)9781802208320
StatePublished - Aug 22 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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