Sunday, October 28, 2007

Dave's Faves 2

Three very different links:

A horse for a service animal? Interesting.

Ruth’s back-up aide didn’t show up. She offers this prayer. I hope today is a better day for you, Ruth.

A pharmacist is fired by Walmart because of his diabetes. This is why we need the ADA Restoration Act.


Ruth said...

Thanks for your good wishes David. All is well now -

Kara said...

I always love your fav links Dave-Thanks!

Greg said...

great post!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Dave--

The pharamcist, unfortunately, is only one example of many people who have been harmed because the courts have spent too much time taking on the jobs of doctors and medical experts in deciding who is and isn't disabled instead of deciding whether or not employers have discriminated on the basis of disability. You can see more examples at (click on "ADA Court cases" under "categories"; or for links to blog posts about the ADA Restoration Act generally, click on "On the ADA Restoration Act" from the top navigation bar)

Rob at Kintropy said...

Thanks for the WalMart story - I hadn't seen that one. I agree with the previous commentator: policymakers need to re-focus on the discrimination, not the "disabled" definition. The second seems semantic; the first, more functional.