Posts Tagged 'ADA'

Texas Top Ten ADA Roundup

David SpearsThis year marks the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a federal law passed in 1990 by Congress to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities and remove barriers to employment, places of public accommodation, transportation, and the services, programs and activities of state and local government. During the past 26 years Texas state agencies have developed model programs to ensure equal access to their agency’s services and ensure effective communications to people with disabilities. Continue reading ‘Texas Top Ten ADA Roundup’

Hiring Myths – The ADA Connection

Photo 57 (2)When employers interview new job candidates, and specifically job candidates with disabilities, apprehension or fear could be a “natural” feeling one might experience. But that shouldn’t and doesn’t have to be the case! Continue reading ‘Hiring Myths – The ADA Connection’

ADA Accommodtions

David25 years ago the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed to prohibit discrimination and ensure equal opportunity for persons with disabilities. Continue reading ‘ADA Accommodtions’

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

This October marks the 70th Anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The purpose of this initiative is to educate the public and employers about disability employment issues and to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities. This year’s theme ‘My disability is one part of who I am’ shares the important message that people with disabilities are just people who can bring another perspective to the table.
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ADA & Employers

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When it comes to speaking with employers about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), most will speak about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. Continue reading ‘ADA & Employers’

ADA Impact

DavidAs mentioned earlier this week, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 was signed into law to protect people who have a disability from discrimination in areas of employment, public services, public accommodations and telecommunications. Continue reading ‘ADA Impact’

An Interview with a Disability

DavidIn the past, prior to the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, I had an interview with a company that had no access for wheelchairs into the building. I called the Office Manager, with whom I was to interview, using a payphone and explained the situation. The Office Manager understood and agreed to conduct the interview on the front steps of the building; which begs the question: how do we handle interviewing a person who has a disability?

For an employer, the goal should be the same when interviewing a candidate with or without a disability. Continue reading ‘An Interview with a Disability’