A New Book: Disabled Rights
Georgetown University Press is happy to announce to the release of Disabled Rights: American Disability Policy and the Fight for Equality by Jacqueline Vaughn Switzer!
Disabled Rights explains how people with disabilities have been treated from a social, legal, and political perspective in the United States. With an objective and straightforward approach, Switzer identifies the programs and laws that have been enacted in the past fifty years and how they have affected the lives of people with disabilities. She raises questions about congressional intent in passing the ADA, the evolution and fragmentation of the disability rights movement, and the current status of disabled people in the U.S. This is a compassionate and powerful book that demands attention from anyone interested in the battle for disability rights in the United States.
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Switzer has also included in the book appendices that provide readers with information on selected disability periodicals and media as well as a guide to nongovernmental disability organizations. Your organization appears in the appendices. As such, we have made a link to your website available for those interested in this book and disability issues in general as a helpful resource.