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Pre-employment

Pre-Employment A pre-employment inquiry about a disability is allowed if required by another federal law or regulation such as those applicable to veterans with disabilities and veterans of the Vietnam era. Pre-employment inquires about disabilities may be necessary under such…

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Job Qualifications

Job Qualifications The ADA defines “qualified” to mean a person who meets legitimate skill, experience, education, or other requirements of an employment position that she/he holds or seeks, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or…

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Hiring

Hiring A pre-employment inquiry about a disability is allowed if required by another federal law or regulation such as those applicable to veterans with disabilities and veterans of the Vietnam era. Pre-employment inquires about disabilities may be necessary under such…

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Reasonable Accommodations

Employment Accommodations Accommodations must be made on an individual basis, because the nature and extent of a disabling condition and the requirements of a job will vary in each case. If the individual does not request an accommodation, the employer…

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Medical Exams

Medical Examinations An employer may not ask or require a job applicant to take a medical examination before making a job offer. Employers cannot make any pre-offer inquiry about a disability or the nature or severity of a disability. An…

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ADA Coordinator

ADA Coordinator If a public entity has 50 or more employees, it is required to designate at least one responsible employee to coordinate ADA compliance. A government entity may elect to have more than one ADA Coordinator. Although the law…

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Service Animals

Service Animals A great deal of confusion has ensued in recent months over the topic of service animals. The Department of Justice issued revised ADA Title II (state and local government programs) and Title III (private businesses, a.k.a. places of…

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Emergency Management

Emergency Management The ADA requires access to and prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in all aspects of emergency mitigation, planning, response, and recovery. Now is the time to plan ahead for what individuals with disabilities may need to stay safe, healthy,…

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Effective Communication

Effective Communication People who have vision, hearing, or speech disabilities use different ways to communicate. For example, people who are blind may give and receive information audibly rather than in writing, and people who are deaf may give and receive…

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