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Companies grapple with growing legal obligations to disabled people
May 9, 2018
Source: Financial Times
Peter Blanck, University Professor and chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, was quoted in the Financial Times article "Companies grapple with growing legal obligations to disabled people."
Excerpt from the article ... "In 2008, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was amended and it made the threshold question of who has a disability more open — you don't have to show a particular time period," says Peter Blanck, a Syracuse University professor and chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI), which promotes the interests of people with disabilities.
Within the US, state laws sometimes go further than the ADA. "California and New York have very strong additional protections," says Prof Blanck. "At a minimum they would comply with federal law but they are free to do an even better job."
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