In 1998, the U.S. Comm. on Civil Rights conducted a public hearing to investigate how the ADA was accomplishing its objectives of ensuring equality, independence, & freedom for people with disabilities. The Commission heard testimony on disability issues that were current, & to some extent unsettled, so the Commission could meaningfully contribute to the national discourse. This report analyzes the goals intended for the ADA & the impact on those it was intended to protect. Discusses the practical effects of the ADA, Supreme Court decisions & judicial trends in ADA enforcement, substance abuse & the ADA, & the ADA's coverage of individuals with psychiatric & mental disabil.Berry, Mary Frances is the author of 'Sharing The Dream Is The Ada Accommodating All? A Report On The Americans With Disabilities Act', published 2000 under ISBN 9780756722715 and ISBN 0756722713.