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The disability rights movement : from charity to confrontation

Author: Doris Zames Fleischer; Frieda Zames
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2001.
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Examines the history of the movement for access rights for the disabled in the United States.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Zames Fleischer; Frieda Zames
ISBN: 1566398118 9781566398114 1566398126 9781566398121
OCLC Number: 43864402
Description: xxix, 278 p. ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. "Wheelchair bound" and "the poster child" --
2. Seeing by touch, hearing by sign --
3. Deinstitutionalization and independent living --
4. Groundbreaking disability rights legislation : section 504 --
5. The struggle for change : in the streets and in the courts --
6. The American with Disabilities Act --
7. Access to jobs and health care --
8. "Not dead yet" and physician-assisted suicide --
9. Disability and technology --
10. Disabled veterans claim their rights --
11. Education : integration in the least restrictive environment --
12. Identity and culture. "Wheelchair Bound" and "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 ; Jabobus 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 : Deinstitutionalization ; Early Accessibility Efforts in the Colleges ; Ed Roberts and the Independent Living Movement ; Proliferation of the Independent Living Concept ; Characteristics of Independent Living Centers ; Independent Living as an Extension of Rehabilitation ; Evaluation of the Independent Living Movement ; Independent Living and 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 --
The Struggle for Change: In the Streets and in the Courts : 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 Severe 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 Queeries --
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 ; Least Restrictive Environment ; 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.
Responsibility: Doris Zames Fleischer and Frieda Zames.

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