Civil Rights

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  1. Calibrating the Impact of the ADA's Employment Provisions (2003)
    - Peter Blanck, Lisa Schur, Douglas Kruse, Susan Schwochau & Chen Song
    - Stanford Law & Policy Review, 14(2), 267-90(2003)
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  2. NCD Policy Brief Series: Righting the ADA -- No. 9, Chevron v. Echazabal: The Ada's "Direct Threat to Self" Defense
    - authored by Peter Blanck
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  3. Americans with Disabilities Act: Physician-Shareholder Practice Groups and ADA Compliance (2003)
    - Nathan Odem and Peter Blanck
    SPINE, Volume 28, Number 3, pp 309-313
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  4. The Applicability of the ADA to Personal Assistance Services in the Workplace (2003)
    - Bobby Silverstein
    - Policy Brief, 4pp, Feb. 2003, Issue 10, Order #PB10
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  5. Applicability of the ADA to "Ticket to Work" employment networks - published online December 2002
    - Peter Blanck, Lisa Clay, James Schmeling, Michael Morris, Heather Ritchie
    · Online version at Interscience.
    Abstract
    This article examines the applicability of the antidiscrimination provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 to The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act (TWWIIA) passed in 1999. Among other policy changes, under the Ticket to Work program, eligible recipients of disability insurance (SSDI) and supplemental income (SSI) receive a voucher or ticket to obtain services from qualified employment networks (ENs). ENs provide employment services and supports to designated beneficiaries and must meet certain qualification requirements. The ADA is applicable to ENs in several ways: primarily, in the EN's responsibility to provide appropriate access and services to program participants. This article discusses application of the ADA to the Ticket Program as ENs begin to serve program beneficiaries. Copyright 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  6. Employment of persons with disabilities in information technology jobs: literature review for "IT Works" - published online December 2002
    - Kevin Schartz, Helen A. Schartz, Peter Blanck
    · Online version at Interscience.
    Abstract
    This article reviews relevant literature as to the labor pool of qualified individuals with disabilities and employment in information technology (IT) sector jobs. First, the article reviews the empirical literature on barriers to employment in IT for persons with disabilities. The examination then is extended to studies of barriers to employment for individuals with disabilities in other employment sectors. Findings illustrate the limited experiences that IT and non-IT companies have in employing and accommodating employees with disabilities. Implications are discussed for enhancing the employment of qualified workers with disabilities in IT through research, education, training, and mentoring programs. Copyright 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  7. Evolution of disability in late 19th century America: Civil War pensions for Union Army veterans with musculoskeletal conditions - published online December 2002
    - Peter Blanck, Claudia Linares, Chen Song
    · Online version at Interscience.
    Abstract
    This article examines the evolution of musculoskeletal (MSK) disability and its impact on mortality and work patterns in the late 19th century in America, in the context of the Civil War disability policy scheme. The study was conducted on 17,702 Union Army (UA) Civil War veterans. Of these, 10,789 were examined and diagnosed with major MSK conditions, rheumatism, sciatica, and spinal curvature, between 1862 and 1907. Analyses examine MSK (i) prevalence rates by birth cohort and age group; (ii) fatality rates as compared with other disabilities; (iii) risk rates by occupation type; and (iv) lifespan for MSK patients. MSK conditions are commonly claimed disabilities within the Civil War data set, with prevalence rates increasing with age. Regression studies show that working in clerical and professional (relative to manual labor) occupations decreases the likelihood of being examined for and diagnosed with MSK conditions. MSK patients examined at older ages tended to have longer lifespan than those examined at younger ages. The findings suggest that changes in age, environmental, and occupational conditions during the late 19th century affected MSK condition prevalence and the average lifespan of MSK patients. Implications for contemporary disability policy are discussed. Copyright 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  8. Americans With Disabilities Act: Recent and Pending U.S. Supreme Court Decisions and Implications for Spine Professionals (2002)
    - Peter D. Blanck and James L. Schmeling
    SPINE Volume 27, Number 4, pp 439-443
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  9. Genetic Discrimination and the Employment Provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act: Emerging Legal, Empirical, and Policy Implications (1996)
    - Peter D. Blanck & Mollie Weighner Marti
    14 Behavior Sciences and the Law, 411-32 (1996).
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