Employment and intellectual disability

Update item information
Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Humanities
Department Philosophy
Creator Francis, Leslie
Title Employment and intellectual disability
Date 2004
Description Under recent decisions of the United States Supreme Court, people with disabilities alleging employment discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are caught in a vicious triangle. One vertex of the triangle is self-accommodation. Correcting for their impairments through effort, prosthetic devices such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, or medications, they are evaluated in their ameliorated state and do not qualify as disabled at all.1 At this self-accommodation vertex, they are not entitled to the protection of the ADA because they are not disabled under current interpretations of the ADA.2 A second vertex is the ability to succeed in some jobs, despite impairments. At this vertex, people with impairments may be unable to claim the protection of the ADA because of their success in working. Their difficulty lies in identifying a major life activity substantially limited by their impairment.
Type Text
Publisher University of Iowa College of Law
Volume 8
Issue 2
First Page 299
Last Page 325
Subject Americans with Disabilities Act; ADA; Intellectual disability
Subject LCSH Mental retardation; People with mental disabilities -- Employment
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Francis, L. (2004). Employment and intellectual disability. Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, 8(2), 299-325.
Rights Management (c)University of Iowa College of Law
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 522,952 bytes
Identifier ir-main,2454
ARK ark:/87278/s6b28cct
Setname ir_uspace
Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 702298
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b28cct