The seventh edition of Disability Law provides a comprehensive overview of the major laws relating to disability discrimination. It is designed primarily for a traditional three-credit course. This edition incorporates new material on many current issues, including COVID (attendance, masking, vaccinations, long COVID as a disability), animal accommodations, voting, criminal justice, harassment and bullying, and technology issues (websites and information delivery).
The book includes most of the selected cases, hypotheticals, notes, and statutory and regulatory references from the sixth edition, along with coverage of recent developments, including eight new case excerpts. Chapter Two expands the introductory materials with a table of coverage of the different statutes, a short list of key historical events in disability law, and hypotheticals for review before students study specific areas of disability discrimination law.
New to this edition is a statutory appendix in the book that includes the key features of the major statutes and references to the major corresponding regulations for the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as well as other significant statutes, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. This edition also added a co-author, D'Andra Millsap Shu. Together, the authors bring 75 years of experience in writing and teaching about disability issues.
The Teacher's Manual includes additional hypotheticals, skills exercises, and enrichment materials as well as suggestions on how to adapt the material for a two-credit course and or use it in conjunction with a seminar.