Voices from the Edge: Narratives about the Americans with Disabilities Act

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Voices from the Edge: Narratives about the Americans with Disabilities Act
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Foreword v
  • Preface xi
  • Contents xv
  • Contributors xvii
  • Voices from the Edge *
  • 1 - Introduction 3
  • Part I - What Is a Disability? 26
  • 2 - Eye of the Beholder 29
  • 3 - (Dis)Ability, Individuality, and Normalcy 40
  • Part II - (Title I) 54
  • 4 - Disclosures 55
  • 5 - A Chair Unseen 70
  • 6 - Life without Mozart 81
  • 7 - Revealing Workplaces 96
  • Part III - (Title II) 118
  • 8 - A Cripple in the Crippled City 121
  • 9 - Public Transit 137
  • 10 - Navigating the Ada's Mass Transit Provisions 154
  • 11 - The Perils of Getting a Driver's License 162
  • 12 - Testing, Testing, and Retesting the (Dis)Abled 167
  • 13 - Sovereignty 176
  • 14 - Cheaters and Copycats 193
  • 15 - Federalism, the Fourteenth Amendment, and Persons with Disabilities 200
  • Part IV - (Title III) 213
  • 16 - Whack! 215
  • 17 - Private Places and Public Spaces 224
  • 18 - Afterword 233
  • Appendix - Passed July 26, 1990. 104 Stat. 327 237
  • Notes 249
  • Bibliographic Essay 277
  • Index 283
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