The Americans with Disabilities Act
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This paper begins by listing the sections of the "Americans with Disabilities Act." The sections are: Employment, Public Services, Public Accommodations, Telecommunications and Miscellaneous. The paper explores each of these sections briefly and then discusses the history of the movement for equality for disabled Americans. The author discusses the disabilities of U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt. The paper also looks into Jerry Lewis's yearly telethons which benefited the Muscular Dystrophy Association, but were associated with a negative influence on the rights of disabled people.
From the Paper:"Title I states that a business must provide reasonable accommodations to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of employment, and may include restructuring jobs, changing the layout of workstations, or modifying equipment (ADA). Other aspects may include the application process, hiring, wages, benefits, and all other aspects of employment, as well as highly regulated medical examinations (ADA). Employers cannot ask job applicants about the existence, nature or severity of a disability, however applicants may be asked about their ability to perform specific job functions (Facts). A job offer may be conditioned on the results of a medical examination, yet only if the examination is required for all entering employees in similar jobs (Facts). Medical examinations of employees must be related to the job and consistent with the employer's business needs (Facts). Under Title II, public services, including state and local government instrumentalities, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, and other commuter authorities, cannot deny services to individuals with disabilities; participation in programs or activities that are available to those without disabilities, and public transportation systems, such as public transit buses, must by accessible to individuals with disabilities (ADA). Title III states that all new construction and modifications must be accessible to individuals with disabilities, and barriers to services must be removed if readily achievable for existing facilities (ADA). Public accommodations include facilities such as restaurants, hotels, grocery stores, retail stores, as well as privately owned transportation systems (ADA). Under Title IV, telecommunications companies offering telephone service to the general public must have telephone relay service to individuals use devices for the deaf, TTYs, or similar devices (ADA). Title V includes a provision that prohibits either coercing or threatening, or retaliating against the disabled or those attempting to aid a disabled person in asserting their rights under the ADA (ADA). "
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The Americans with Disabilities Act (2006, October 18) Retrieved April 17, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/narrative-essay/the-americans-with-disabilities-act-74666/
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