Enforcing the Civil Rights of Air Travelers With Disabilities: Recommendations for the Department of Transportation and Congress
May Lou Breslin
DIANE Publishing, Apr 1, 1999 - Aeronautics, Commercial - 154 pages
This report by the National Council on Disability (NCD) is on federal enforcement of the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), which became law in 1986. The law prohibits discrimination against passengers by air carriers in providing air transportation services. The report is the first in a series on enforcement of federal laws protecting the civil rights of children & adults with disabilities. Sections include: the law, the regulation, & the context; the role of the U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DoT); stakeholder views on ACAA enforcement; conclusions; & appendices. Charts & tables.
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Page 12 - physical or mental impairment that on a permanent or temporary basis substantially limits one or more major life activities; • has a record of such impairment; or • is regarded as having such impairment.
Page i - Title IV of the Rehabilitation Act requires NCD to gather information about the implementation, effectiveness, and impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), among other duties.
Page iii - Wolters, First Vice Chairperson Hughey Walker, Second Vice Chairperson Yerker Andersson, Ph.D. Dave N. Brown John D. Kemp Audrey McCrimon Gina McDonald Bonnie O'Day, Ph.D. Lilliam Rangel-Diaz Debra Robinson Shirley W. Ryan Michael B. Unhjem Rae E. Unzicker Eia Yazzie-King Staff Ethel D. Briggs, Executive Director Andrew J. Imparato, General Counsel and Director of Policy Mark S. Quigley, Public Affairs Specialist
Page i - An independent federal agency working with the President and Congress to increase the inclusion, independence, and empowerment of all Americans with disabilities.
Page 11 - a communicable disease or infection, only if the individual's condition poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others: A
Page 9 - preference or advantage to any particular person, port, locality, or description of traffic.
Page i - President The White House Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL On behalf of the National Council on Disability (NCD), I am pleased to submit a
Page 12 - [N]o air carrier may discriminate against any otherwise qualified individual with a disability, by reason of such disability, in the provision of air transportation.