The Law, Disability & Social Change Project team undertakes a variety of research projects that seek to feed grounded theory into the development of policy.
In an era where the development of accessibility standards legislation is becoming more widespread, this study aims to examine, explain and reflect on the law and the complexities of the processes used. This study will benefit the people with disabilities, the public, community leaders in the disability community, scholars of law and public administration, and government public policy makers in the creation of future regulatory regimes premised on the theory of deliberative democracy.
In this study, the author analyzes, comparatively, the administrative governance functions of legislation that provides accessibility standards in six jurisdictions that also offer legal protection from discrimination to people with disabilities: Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Manitoba and Nova Scotia.
Adults with disabilities are often determined to have diminished legal capacity and correspondingly, have substitute decision makers appointed to make health, financial, or legal decisions on their behalf. However, we believe the legal capacity of adults with disabilities has too often been assessed too simplistically.
Sharing reflections on current events relating to law, disability and social change through the perspective of critical disability theory. By students in Windsor Law’s Law, Disability & Social Change seminar, fall semester, 2015 and other Windsor Law students interested in promoting an inclusive society.