Sunday, September 8, 2002
NCD Creates New Listserv for Disability-Related Information HandsNet
The National Council on Disability (NCD) has created a new listserv to disseminate disability-related information on such issues as affordable housing, employment, transportation, health care, education, and assistive technology. NCD's new listserv will provide up-to-date information on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities and their families. This will include NCD's monthly newsletter, NCD Bulletin, and news releases and media advisories on NCD activities and current issues before the Administration, Congress, and the Supreme Court. To subscribe, simply send a blank e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no need to write anything in the subject line or body. Subscribers will receive approximately five e-mails a month from NCD. For more in-depth information, visit the NCD Web site http://www.ncd.gov.
NCD is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on disability policy. In its 1986 report Toward Independence, NCD first proposed that Congress should enact a civil rights law for people with disabilities. In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law by then President George H. W. Bush.
NCD's overall purpose is to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability; and to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.
NCD is currently coordinating a multi-year study on the implementation and enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other civil rights laws.
For more information, contact Mark Quigley at 202-272-2004.