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The Americans With Disabilities Act: Is It Working?

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In this segment of "The NewsHour" with Jim Lehrer, correspondent Spencer Michaels speaks with Larry Paradis, executive director of Disability Rights Advocates, about the importance of litigation in pressuring communities to comply with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. But are such legal actions actually undermining support for the ADA? Presents other points of view.

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    Maria R P. (El Paso, TX)
    August 8th, 2018 at 11:48 AM

    In 2018 this material is still very relevant. Much advocacy and social change is still crucial!