Update: ADA Restoration Act vs ADA Amendments Act

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


It has been a year since the ADA Restoration Act was introduced in both the House and the Senate. The intent of this legislation was to address the interpretations of the law by the US Supreme Court that negatively impacted the ability of thousands of Americans with Disabilities from exercising their rights under the ADA. Over the past year the House has passed legislation known as the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (HR 3195) and the Senate is in the process of considering their version of the bill (S 1881). There has been a great deal of discussion via generated on listservs, email and blogs regarding the compromise language used in the ADA Amendments Act and questions raised by advocates, members of Congress and the business community. Join us for this special session of the ADA Audio Conference series to learn more about the legislation, the perspectives of the employer community and how the definition of disability would impact Title I cases of discrimination.


Michael Aitken Director of Governmental Affairs, Society for Human Resource Management

Christine Griffin Commissioner,

Andrew Imparato Executive Director, Association of University Centers on Disabilities