Americans with Disabilities Act


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Americans With Disabilities Act

legislation approved by the U.S. Congress in July 1990 that would bar discrimination against persons with physical or mental disabilities in the areas of employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, transportation, and telecommunication. The Act defines disability as a condition that "substantially limits" such activities as walking, seeing, caring for oneself, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working. It applies to persons with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), diabetes, and cancer, as well as to alcoholics and substance abusers undergoing treatment. The law requires employers to make "reasonable accommodations" for workers who are otherwise qualified to carry out their job duties. Other entities affected include educational institutions, which are required to make "reasonable accommodations" for students with disabilities.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Legislation passed in the US in 1990 that was intended to remove the physical barriers and biases in places of public access and in the workplace, that had previously prevented those with physical and mental disabilities–handicaps, 'challenges' from enjoying the full benefits of freedoms guaranteed by the US Constitution. See Barriers, Disabilities. Cf Impairment.

Amer·i·cans with Dis·a·bil·i·ties Act

(ADA) (ă-mer'i-kănz dis'ă-bil'i-tēz akt)
U.S. federal legislation (Public Law 101-336, enacted in 1990) prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities and ensuring equal access to employment, education, public accommodations, transportation, telecommunications, and government services at all levels.

Amer·i·cans with Dis·a·bil·i·ties Act

(ADA) (ă-mer'i-kănz dis'ă-bil'i-tēz akt)
Federal legislation that prohibits discrimination of services or employment opportunities against people with disabilities.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),

n.pr a federal law that defines a private dental office as a place of public accommodation, thereby requiring that dental offices serve persons with disabilities.
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What every librarian should know about the Americans with Disabilities Act.
This case demonstrates that courts continue to struggle with the meaning of the substantial limitation requirement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990) provides basic civil rights protection for persons with disabilities.
Moreover, the Americans with Disabilities Act requires attention to both employment procedures and physician access issues that can affect the physician-staff-patient reltionship.
EEOC, Enforcement Guidance: Disability-Related Inquiries and Medical Examinations of Employees Under the Americans With Disabilities Act, Notice no.
After discussing each of the disabilities separately, the following topics are addressed: (a) the current employment and rehabilitation situation, (b) vocational assessment, (c) job development, with special attention to the role of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and (d) job retention.
Because of the Americans with Disabilities Act, an employer may buy itself a plateful of headaches if it purposely hires disabled workers and then disagrees with them or with their sponsors about which tasks they're suited to handle or what kinds of accommodations should be made for them.
Since 1994, Arkansas has provided training and policy manuals on topics such as learning disabilities, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and strategies for ensuring programmatic access.
By a surprisingly wide 7-2 margin, the court took a restrictive view of the definition of disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990.
We have been bearing a lot about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations on Hepatitis B vaccinations.
Effective as of July 26, employers with 25 or more employees have been required to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Among the more important provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed into law on July 26, 1990, are the following:

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