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The President's New Freedom Initiative: The 2007 Progress Report

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Foreword by President George W. Bush 1
Executive Summary 2
Chapter 1:  Increasing Access through Technology  
  Promoting Greater Access to Assistive Technology      6
  Spearheading Revolutionary Technological Innovations    7
  Fostering Policies and Procedures Promoting Use of Assistive Technology 8
  Increasing the Availability of Electronic Information   9
  Implementing Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act  10
  Creating a Robust Assistive Technology Industry Domestically and Abroad    12
  Additional Activities  13
Chapter 2:  Expanding Educational Opportunities for Youth with Disabilities  
  Enhancing the Special Education Service Delivery Structure 15
  Preparing Children with Disabilities for the Future  17
  Enabling Youth with Disabilities to Enter the Workforce or Post-Secondary Education  17
  Providing Post-Secondary Students with Meaningful Internship Opportunities 19
  Upholding the Civil Rights of Students in Grade School and in Post-Secondary Education   20
Chapter 3:  Integrating Americans with Disabilities into the Workplace  
  Addressing Causes for Unemployment Among People with Disabilities     21
  Removing the Physical, Programmatic, and Attitudinal Barriers to Employment       22
  Improving the Service Delivery Infrastructure to Support Persons with Disabilities 26
  Eliminating Work Disincentives   28
  Expanding the Pipeline of Prospective Employees and Business Contractors  29
Chapter 4:  Promoting Full Access to Community Life  
  Implementing the Olmstead Decision Swiftly and Decisively   31
  Securing Voluntary Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act    34
  Expanding Transportation to Enhance Mobility   35

Creating More Housing Options 

  Enforcing the Rights of Voters with Disabilities   37
  Increasing Access to Healthcare, Services, and Supports 37
  Implementing the Recommendations of the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health   39
  Integrating Persons with Disabilities in Emergency Preparedness   42
  Protecting the Rights of Crime Victims with Disabilities  47
  Improving Access to Telecommunications   48
  Working to Ensure that Everyone Counts   49
  Increasing Access to Federal Lands  50
  Broadening Access to the Arts by People with Disabilities 51

Table of frequently-used abbreviations

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