The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.
On September 25, 2008, President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). The ADAAA, which became effective January 1, 2009, made some significant changes in the way the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other disabilities rights laws should be interpreted and enforced.
This seminar provides a brief outline and overview of the rights and expectations of employees under the ADA and the changes anticipated under the ADAAA. It is geared toward employees of the University who make recommendations regarding accommodation and others with an interest in disability rights.