The Disability Rights Movement : From Charity to Confrontation

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  • DawsonEra.
  • Updated ed.
  • Philadelphia : Temple University Press ©2011
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1 online resource (xxxv, 323 pages)
  • 9781439907450
  • 1439907455
  • 9781439907436
  • 1439907439
  • 9781439907443
  • 1439907447
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2011. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
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  • In English.
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
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  • "Wheelchair bound" and the "the poster child". FDR, the "cured cripple" -- League of the physically handicapped -- The March of Dimes -- Parent-initiated childhood disability organizations -- The poster child and the telethon -- Changing views of disability in the United States -- Seeing by touch, hearing by sign. Blindness and deafness: a comparison -- Sign language and oralism -- Braille and talking books -- Sheltered workshops -- The Lighthouse -- Mobility for blind people: guide dogs and white canes -- Jacobus tenBroek and the National Federation of the blind -- NYC Subway gates: a controversy in the blind community -- NFB: trailblazer for sections 504 and 501 -- NFB and ACB: different approaches to blindness -- Deafness as culture -- American Sign Language -- The Gallaudet University uprising -- Black deaf advocates -- Education of deaf children -- Helen Keller, the social reformer -- Deinstitutionalization and independent living. Early accessibility efforts in the colleges -- Ed Roberts and the Independent Living Movement -- Proliferation of the independent living concept -- Independent living as an extension of rehabilitation -- Evaluation of the Independent Living Movement -- Independent living a nd the new disability activism -- Groundbreaking disability rights legislation: Section 504. The Cherry lawsuit for the Section 504 regulations -- Section 504 as a spur to political organizing -- ACCD, propelling Section 504 -- The Section 504 demonstrations -- The transbus controversy -- Accessible transit and New York City -- Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) -- California accessible buses -- Mainstreaming public transit -- The civil rights significance of accessible transportation.
  • Disabled in action. New York Lawyers for the Public Interest -- Recognizing disability as a civil rights issue -- Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund -- The need for disability rights attorneys -- ADAPT -- Justice for All -- The Americans with Disabilities Act. Enacting the ADA -- The ADA and Section 504 -- Title I: Employment -- Title III: Public accommodation -- Title II: Public services (State and local government) -- Title II: Public transportation -- Title IV: National Telephone Relay Service -- Title V: Miscellaneous -- The Supreme Court and the ADA -- The myth of "the disability lobby" -- Backlash -- Every American's insurance policy -- Access to jobs and health care. Employment discrimination -- Affirmative Action -- Disability employment in corporate America -- Employment of people with developmental disabilities -- Employment of people with psychiatric disabilities -- The criminalization of people with psychiatric disabilities -- Different approaches to psychiatric disabilities -- Mangled care -- A two-tier health care system -- People with special needs in managed care -- An arbitrary patchwork -- Falling through the cracks: children with special health needs -- Long-term care in the community -- Health policy reforms -- The nexus between jobs and health care -- "Not dead yet" and physician-assisted suicide. Opposition to "the death train" -- The Supreme Court -- AIDS activists -- Pain management -- Focus on cure: a pernicious message -- The Eugenics Movement and euthanasia -- The politics of physician-assisted suicide -- Netherlands "slippery slope" vs. U.S. "political strategy" -- First-year report on physician-assisted suicide in Oregon -- Legalizing disability discrimination -- Dangers of an inflexible law -- "A better solution" -- The distinction between sever disability and terminal illness.
  • Disability and technology. Universal design -- Accessible taxis -- Teletypewriters and relay systems -- A clash of cultures -- The one-step campaign -- Wheelchair ingenuity -- Accessible classrooms and laboratories -- The computer as an accommodation -- Psychopharmacology -- Bioethical dilemmas -- The Internet and a miracle baby -- Medical and genetic information -- "Slash, burn, and poison" -- Transforming scientific orthodoxy: AIDS activism -- Toward a new vision: three queries -- Disabled veterans claim their rights. Legislation and self-advocacy -- Rehabilitation: the man, not the wound -- Paralyzed veterans of America -- Automobiles: opening "new vistas" -- The pattern of denial -- Atomic and chemical guinea pigs -- Holding a nation accountable -- Education: integration in the least restrictive environment. A "quiet revolution" -- Enforcing the IDEA: early efforts -- An appropriate identity -- The IDEA in the courts -- The special education controversy -- Somnolent Samantha -- A microcosm of the real world -- Identity and culture. Three strands of the movement -- Disability pride: celebrating difference -- Changing perceptions and the media -- Assessment of the movement -- A stealth movement -- Disability rights in the Twenty-first Century. Olmstead and the Community Choice Act -- "Visitability" -- Psychiatric survivors and consumers -- The new eugenics -- Physician-assisted suicide -- Media, technology, and disability culture -- Disable veterans -- Activists assess progress in securing disability rights -- Disability rights attorneys speak -- Perceptions of disability.
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  • Tells a complex and compelling story of an ongoing movement that seeks to create an equitable and diverse society, inclusive of people with disabilities.