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  • The ADA and Employers
    This article explains essential employment-related terms and concepts in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act.
  • The ADA and Employment Service Professionals
    Learn about the role of the employment service professional in implementing ADA principles such as disability disclosure and reasonable accommodation.
  • Employment Overview
    Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to many employment practices, including hiring and firing, and pay and promotions—and much more.
  • About Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace
    An important aspect of Title I of the ADA is the idea of a reasonable accommodation. An accommodation is a change in the way an employee works, or in the equipment supplied to an employee
  • Who Is Protected by the ADA?
    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects the civil rights of people with disabilities, but who is disabled under the ADA?

Downloadables (Fact Sheets, etc)

Ask About The ADA

  • Essential Job Function
    Q: An employee has requested that one of their job functions be removed because of their disability. I think that the function is essential. Is there any guidance on how to figure out whether a job fu...
  • What about COVID-19?
    Q: What COVID-19 resources do you recommend? A: First, let’s acknowledge that coping with COVID-19 can be very difficult, and we hope you’re doing okay with whatever challenges brought yo...
  • Federal Contractors and Self-Disclosure of a Disability
    Q: I am applying for a job with a company that is a federal contractor. The application asks if I want to self-identify as having a disability. Is this illegal? A: Federal contractors and subcontract...
  • My dog provides me with emotional support. Do I have a right under the ADA to have my dog with me on the job?
    This is not a yes or no answer. In terms of employment under the ADA, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency that creates the regulations (Title I) related to empl...
  • Job Coaches as a Reasonable Accommodation
    Q: I am a vocational rehabilitation counselor. A large sized retail store told me that due to COVID-19 restrictions, they cannot accept any job applicants who will need a job coach as a reasonable acc...

Infographics

2017 Disability Statistics - Employment Full (PR) - Spanish
Una infografía:
En 2017, la tasa de empleo para personas con discapacidades en Puerto Rico era 33.4% puntos menos que para personas sin discapacidades. La tasa de empleo para personas con discapacidades era 23.7%. La tasa de empleo para personas sin discapacidades era 57.1%. 
Población no institucionalizada, edad de 21-64.
Fuente: Erickson, W., Lee, C., & von Schrader, S. (2019). 2017 Disability Status Report: United States. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability (YTI).
Si usted tiene preguntas acerca de la Ley de Americanos con Discapacidades, contáctenos al 1-800-949-4232. Share on Facebook
2017 Disability Statistics - Employment Simplified (PR) - Spanish
Una infografía:
En 2017, la tasa de empleo para personas con discapacidades en edad laboral era 23.7%
Fuente: Erickson, W., Lee, C., & von Schrader, S. (2019). 2017 Disability Status Report: United States. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability (YTI).
Si usted tiene preguntas acerca de la Ley de Americanos con Discapacidades, contáctenos al 1-800-949-4232. Share on Facebook

Blog Posts

  • #Thanks to the ADA—Puerto Rico
    As we approach the 30th Anniversary of the ADA, many people are celebrating how far we have come, as well as reflecting on how far we still have to go. The Northeast ADA Center is part of the ADA Nati...
  • #Thanks to the ADA—NY
    As we approach the 30th Anniversary of the ADA, many people are celebrating how far we have come, as well as reflecting on how far we still have to go. The Northeast ADA Center is part of the ADA Nati...
  • Making Sense of the Numbers
    Recently, the Northeast ADA Center received an email that asked for direction in understanding estimates of the numbers and percentage of people with disabilities in the United States. The emailer w...
  • Explainer: Accessible Absentee Voting in NYS
    Joe Zesski of the Northeast ADA Center explains the role technology can play in accommodating voters with disabilities. It's the law in New York state that voters must be permitted to vote privately...
  • Mental Health & College Students
    Recognizing the struggle faced by college students with mental illnesses, Brittany Stone has set out to help students find accommodations and raise awareness about mental health issues among students....

Webinars

  • ADA 101.2 Overview of Title I and Employment
    04/26/2021- This webinar is the third in the Northeast ADA's ADA 101 series. Intended for those new to the Americans with Disabilities Act or for those wanting a refresher, this webinar will focus on the employme...
  • Northeast ADA Center Year in Review 2020
    01/28/2021- While COVID-19 was certainly one of the largest stories of 2020, other ADA items of note happened as well. Join the technical assistance team of the Northeast ADA Center as they review the year 2020....
  • The ADA & Aging Americans
    08/10/2016- This webinar will discuss the intersection of America’s aging population and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As the American population ages and more individuals join the ranks of sen...
  • Reaching Employers about Disability Inclusiveness: The Just-in-Time Program
    06/08/2016- More than 25 years after the passing of the ADA, people with disabilities still face barriers and discrimination in employment.  One key to bringing about change lies in creating more powerful ap...
  • Workplace Bullying, Harassment, and Disability
    01/13/2016- According to the 2014 Workplace Bullying Institute’s U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey, 27% of employees have current or past direct experience with abusive conduct at work and 72% are aware of wor...

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