Before starting this class and especially the research paper, I knew very little about the ADA. During the period of research and writing the paper I hope to obtain a better grasp on the ADA in general. But I also hope to learn some things that my current place of employment can improve our standards when it comes to those with disabilities. The ADA was signed into law on July 26, 1990 by then President George H. W. Bush. It prohibits discrimination based on disability and only disability. It is fairly similar to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
My first step to research was to search various search engines to find scholarly journals or other types of secondary sources that were credible and available online. Then I went to my local library and did some additional research in encyclopedias and books. I was also able to obtain a few books from someone in my Human Resources department at my work. The reason I chose these sources was that they were credible and easy to locate.
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Colker, Ruth. (2005). The Disability Pendulum: The First Decade of the Americans with Disabilities Act. NYU Press.
Columbia Encyclopedia (6th ed.). (2006). Columbia University Press. DeLeire, Thomas. (2000). The Wage and Employment Effects of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Journal of Human...