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Looking at abilities, not disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act and what it is indicative of. A brief overview of the statute with five titles which cover: employment discrimination; state and local government; public accommodations; telecommunication relay services for the hearing and speech impaired; administrative. The speaker's address focusses on employment provisions, and public accommodations. An examination of each issue follows, with background and detail. The speaker then addresses several broader questions and issues such as enforcement, goals, affects and problems of the legislation, discrimination, and the regulatory writing process in some detail. Summary remarks include comments on making democracy more relevent to all of us.