In the modern workplace, accommodations must be made to allow all people the opportunity to be able to work. The Americans With Disabilities Act has mandated that all buildings and workplaces be accessible to those with disabilities. Many different disabilities are covered by the ADA, and various components of the Act help ensure that all people are given the same opportunities in the workplace and elsewhere.
Legal Guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities: Building guidelines that are covered in the American with Disabilities Act.
- Protecting Students With Disabilities: Students with disabilities are also given protection under the Civil Rights Code Section 504. Under Section 504, disabled students are give protection from discrimination.
- Architectural Barriers Act: The act set standards for civilian buildings accessibility.
- Section 508: Federal agencies are given standards to provide those with disabilities the same access and use of information as the non-disabled.
- Disability Laws and Regulation: Laws and regulation that relate to discriminatory practices on the basis of being disabled.
- Civil Rights: Information on the rights of the disabled in housing, education, and voting.
- Equal Opportunity: The United States Code provides national standards on elimination discrimination and standards for enforcing issues with the discrimination.
- Nondiscrimination Laws for State and Local Government Services: This regulation protects disabled individuals from discrimination in Federal programs.
- The Fair Housing Act: The act clearly prohibits discrimination in all housing transactions
- The Individual with Disabilities Education Act: The act ensures that children with disabilities receive services for intervention and education.
- Air Carrier Access Act– This Act forbids any type of discrimination against those with disabilities by domestic or international air transportation.
- Disability Discrimination: Explicitly describes several types of discrimination situations and provides regulations that prohibit discrimination in the workplace.
- Telecommunication Access: The Federal Communications Commission regulation that requires all telecommunication providers and manufactures ensure their services and product are accessible to those with disabilities.
- Digital Accessibility in the Workplace: A collection of resources on how the workplace can be set up to be accessible for the disabled.
- Vision Impairment Tools and Tips: information and resources on tools for vision impaired workers.
- Accessibility Tips for the Workplace: Presentation outlining various ways to make the workplace accessible.
- Workplace Accessibility for the Visually Impaired: Information on accessibility resources and tips from the Foundation for the Blind.
- Accessibility Technology in the Workplace: Resources and help for workers with technology in the workplace.
- Workplace Accommodations and Support: Disability resources and support for the workplace.
- Workplace Learning: Information on the roles of knowledge accessibility and management.
- Preparing the Workplace for Everyone: Information and suggestions for employers on how to make the workplace accessible for all.
- Job Accommodations Network: Resources from West Virginia Univerity on accommodations in the workplace.
- Access Board – Governmental resource committed to access design.
- Disability Information – Disabled web portal with information for all disabled people.
- Workplace Accessibility Tax Incentives – Canadian government information on tax breaks for providing workplace accessibility.