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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Recovering le discours manqué: Equality Rights, Social Change, and the Development of Disability Access Legislation in Ontario

Colloquium | October 15 | 12-1:45 p.m. | Moses Hall, 223, conference room

Laverne JACOBS, Fulbright Research Chair, Canadian Studies, Visiting Scholar, CSLS

Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Using adjudication to achieve equality, particularly to vindicate the rights of persons with disabilities, has proven to be a formidable and often dissatisfying exercise. This paper shifts the focus from rights adjudication to the law-making process, and uses the development of accessibility standards in Ontario as a case study.

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