Americans with Disabilities Act / Edition 2

Americans with Disabilities Act / Edition 2

by Margaret C Jasper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195338979

ISBN-13: 9780195338973

Pub. Date: 02/28/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


In the past, disabled individuals have faced a wide variety of obstacles that prevented them from fully participating in all that American society has to offer. They have struggled with obtaining employment, and have been denied access to many services most Americans take for granted. In this publication, Margaret C. Jasper examines the Americans with Disabilities…  See more details below

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In the past, disabled individuals have faced a wide variety of obstacles that prevented them from fully participating in all that American society has to offer. They have struggled with obtaining employment, and have been denied access to many services most Americans take for granted. In this publication, Margaret C. Jasper examines the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and discusses the rights disabled individuals are entitled to under the statute.

This easy-to-use resource is packed with facts on areas governed by the ADA including employment, public entities and transportation, public accommodations, state and local government services and telecommunications.

Ideal for anyone interested in this area of law, this newly revised second edition includes coverage of the latest information regarding the ADA.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195338973
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Series:
Legal Almanac Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionxi
Chapter 1An Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act1
In General1
Disabled Persons2
Jurisdiction2
Federal Government2
State and Local Governments2
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission3
The Department of Justice3
Chapter 2Title I-Employment5
In General5
Disabled Persons5
Qualified6
Essential Functions6
Reasonable Accommodations6
Disclosure8
Undue Hardship8
Direct Threat8
Preferential Treatment9
Tax Credits and Deductions9
Recordkeeping Requirement10
Notice Requirement10
Medical Examinations10
Drug and Alcohol Addiction11
Filing a Complaint under Title I of the ADA11
The EEOC Technical Assistance Program13
Miscellaneous Disability Programs13
Chapter 3Title II-Public Entities and Transportation15
In General15
Requirements15
Qualified16
Accessibility Requirements17
New Construction and Alterations17
Funding18
Integrated Programs18
Employment19
Communications19
Filing a Complaint under Title II of the ADA19
Chapter 4Title III-Public Accommodations21
In General21
Eligibility Standards21
Direct Threat21
Auxiliary Aids21
Health Care Providers22
Architectural Barriers22
The Architectural Barriers Act23
Existing Facilities23
New Construction23
Altered Facilities24
Parking24
Entrances25
Leased Premises26
Privately-Owned Residences26
Building Codes26
Tax Credits and Deductions27
Tax Credits for Small Businesses27
Tax Deductions27
Service Animals27
Filing a Complaint Under Title III of the ADA28
In General28
Settlement29
Litigation29
Preemptive Complaints30
Chapter 5Title Iv-Telecommunications31
In General31
Telecommunications Relay Services31
Closed Captioning31
Filing a Complaint Under Title IV of the ADA32
Intrastate Enforcement32
Chapter 6Law Enforcement Under The ADA33
Enforcing the Law33
In General33
Training33
Wheelchairs and Mobility Devices33
The Visually Impaired34
The Hearing Impaired34
Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf35
Architectural Concerns35
Modification of Police Department Practices and Procedures36
Employment in Law Enforcement36
In General36
Medical Examinations - Job Applicants36
Drug Addiction37
Alcohol Addiction38
Polygraph Tests38
Background Checks38
Medical Examinations - Current Employees39
Telephone Emergency Services39
In General39
Direct Access40
Training40
Public Education41
Non "911" Service Areas41
Chapter 7Additional Disability Legislation and Programs43
In General43
The Rehabilitation Act of 197343
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act44
The Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act44
The Air Carrier Access Act45
The Fair Housing Act45
The President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities46
In General46
Mission46
Projects46
The Workforce Recruitment Program47
The Business Leadership Network47
The Outreach to Small Business Project47
The Cultural Diversity Initiative47
The High School/High Tech Program48
Promoting Entrepreneurial and Self-Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities Project48
Youth Leadership Forums48
Statistical Tracking of the Employment of People with Disabilities Project48
The Employment of People with Cognitive Disabilities Project49
The Disabled Veterans Employment Forums49
Perspectives on Employment of People with Disabilities in the Private Sector49
The Job Accommodation Network49
Appendices
Appendix 1Selected Provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 199053
Appendix 2Resource Directory - ADA Information93
Appendix 3Directory of State Governors' Committees on Employment of the Disabled97
Appendix 4Employment Status of Disabled Persons Aged 21-64 (1994-1995)105
Appendix 5Sample Discrimination Complaint Form Under Title II of the ADA107
Appendix 6Text of the Settlement Agreement Between the United States of America and Walt Disney World Co.111
Appendix 7Text of the Settlement Agreement Between the United States of America and Budget Rent-A-Car Systems, Inc.115
Glossary121
Bibliography and Additional Reading125

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