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The Disability Rights Movement
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In this updated edition, Doris Zames Fleischer and Frieda Zames expand their encyclopedic history of the struggle for disability rights in the United States, to include the past ten years of disability rights activism.The book includes a new chapter on the evolving impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the continuing struggle for cross-disability civil and human rights, and the changing perceptions of disability.

The authors provide a probing analysis of such topics as deinstitutionalization, housing, health care, assisted suicide, employment, education, new technologies, disabled veterans, and disability culture.

Based on interviews with over one hundred activists, The Disability Rights Movement tells a complex and compelling story of an ongoing movement that seeks to create an equitable and diverse society, inclusive of people with disabilities.

Table of Contents

  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Personal Notes
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Preface to the Updated Edition
  2. pp. xv-xvii
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  1. Preface to the First Edition
  2. pp. xix-xxi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xxiii
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  1. Chronology
  2. pp. xxv-xxxii
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  1. Abbreviations and Acronyms
  2. pp. xxxiii-xxxv
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  1. 1. “Wheelchair Bound” and “The Poster Child”
  2. pp. 1-13
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  1. 2. Seeing by Touch, Hearing by Sign
  2. pp. 14-32
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  1. 3. Deinstitutionalization and Independent Living
  2. pp. 33-48
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  1. 4. Groundbreaking Disability Rights Legislation: Section 504
  2. pp. 49-70
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  1. 5. The Struggle for Change: In the Streets and in the Courts
  2. pp. 71-87
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  1. 6. The Americans with Disabilities Act
  2. pp. 88-109
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  1. 7. Access to Jobs and Health Care
  2. pp. 110-131
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  1. 8. “Not Dead Yet” and Physician-Assisted Suicide
  2. pp. 132-148
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  1. 9. Disability and Technology
  2. pp. 149-169
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  1. 10. Disabled Veterans Claim Their Rights
  2. pp. 170-183
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  1. 11. Education: Integration in the Least Restrictive Environment
  2. pp. 184-199
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  1. 12. Identity and Culture
  2. pp. 200-215
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  1. 13. Disability Rights in the Twenty-First Century
  2. pp. 216-255
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 257-307
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 309-323
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