• Journal Article

Disability, discrimination and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Citation

O'Keeffe, J. (1993). Disability, discrimination and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 45(2), 3-9. DOI: 10.1037/1061-4087.45.2.3

Abstract

Discusses the prevalence of physical and mental disabilities in the US and the extent of the discrimination encountered by the disabled. The purpose and major provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act are reviewed. Ambiguous areas in the new law that are of concern to psychologists are considered, specifically the disabled status of persons with chemical dependencies and psychological testing in employment settings. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)