Policy Highlights

Workplace Accommodations Policy Highlights

Periodic publication to report policy, regulatory framework and market factors that can be useful in reducing barriers to integrating people with disabilities into the national workforce.

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Issue 5.01 - Spring 2007
  • 2005 Census Data Regarding People with Disabilities
  • DOJ Five Year Progress Report on ADA Enforcement
  • Employment Concerns of Latinos with Disabilities
  • NOD EmployAbility Partnership: Army Wounded Warriors Carriers & Start of Success programs
  • Resources: ADA Title II Toolkit and Fact Sheet on Employment of Health Care Workers with Disabilities
Spring 2007 - HTML | Spring 2007 - PDF
Issue 4.05 - November 2006
  • Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Restore ADA Protections
  • EEOC Launches "LEAD" Initiative Website to Stem Decline in Number of Federal Workers
  • Labor Department Awards Grants to Advance Self-Employment
  • Court Cases: Denny's (Medical Leave Policy); Watkins Motor Lines (ADA Impairments Must be the Result of a Physiological Condition)
  • Reports: 2205 Disability Status Reports (Cornell University & AAPD); Transition to Work Programs (GAO); Remote Worker Costs (Gartner Inc.)
November 2006 - HTML | November 2006 - PDF
Issue 4.04 - September 2006
  • EEOC Takes Steps to Stem Decline in Number of Federal Workers
  • DOL Expands Disability Program Navigators Project
  • New Appointments Made to the NCD
  • Agreement Reached on UN Convention on the Rights of PWDs
  • Court case: Employers Must Accommodate Employees ‘Regarded’ as Disabled
September 2006 - HTML | September 2006 - PDF
Issue 4.03 - June 2006
  • Committee to Update Section 508 Standards
  • ODEP Database of College Students with Disabilities Seeking Summer Employment
  • EEOC Holds Employer Roundtable on Disability & Emergency Preparedness
  • DBTACs Seek Comments on ADA
  • Americans with Disabilities 2002: Over 50 Million Americans Report Some Level of Disability
  • Reasonable Accommodation for Attorneys with Disabilities Fact Sheet
June 2006 - HTML | June 2006 - PDF
Issue 4.02 - April 2006
  • New Legislation on Emergency Preparedness and College Access Introduced
  • EEOC Wins Disability Suit against FedEx
  • Accommodations for Psychiatric Disabilities
  • JAN Survey - Attitude, not Cost, a Barrier to Disabled Employees
  • Policy Proposals for Improving Work Incentives
April 2006 - HTML | April 2006 - PDF
Issue 4.01 - February 2006
  • New Transatlantic Agenda from Joint EU-US Employment Conference
  • ADA and Personality Testing
  • EEOC Report: Slight Decline in Discrimination Charges in 2005
  • Research on Employment Trends, Accessibility, AT Issues
  • Study - Consumers Support Businesses that Hire Disabled Employees
February 2006 - HTML | February 2006 - PDF
Issue 3.03 - October 2005
  • EEOC highlights - Employment Rights of the Blind or People with Cancer
  • ADA Protects People Associated with the Disabled
  • U.S. Commerce Dept. Employee Awarded $3 Million in Accommodation Suit
  • EEOC Wins Appeal in Disability Suit against Sears Roebuck
  • Employment Rate for People with Disabilities
October 2005 - HTML | October 2005 - PDF
Issue 3.02 - May 2005
  • NCD Report on Emergency Planning
  • OPM Executive Testifies on Telework Policies
  • ADA and Cruise Ships - Spector v. Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd.
  • Wal-Mart Loses NY Disability Discrimination Lawsuit
  • EEOC's 2004 Report on Federal Workforce
  • Heavy Use of Handheld Electronics Can Lead to Disability
May 2005 - HTML | May 2005 - PDF
Issue 3.01 - January 2005
  • Bush Signs IDEA Reform Bill
  • EEOC Highlights - New Report Released, Northwest Airlines Settlement
  • GAO Recommendations for One-Stop Career Centers
  • Article - Public Places and Emergency Evacuation Planning
  • Study - Obesity May Increase Disability Risk
January 2005 - HTML | January 2005 - PDF
Issue 2.05 - October 2004
  • Assistive Technology Act of 2004 Approved by Bush and Other AT Developments
  • $2.4 Million in Telework Grants Awarded by DOL
  • Disability Discrimination Claims against UPS
  • ADA & the Internet - Access Now v. Southwest Airlines
  • Senate Hearing on Aging Workers
  • Second Circuit Court Rules on "Essential Functions" Case
October 2004 - HTML | October 2004 - PDF
Issue 2.04 - August 2004
  • Assistive Technology Act Introduced to Senate
  • Executive Order - Individuals with Disabilities in Emergency Preparedness
  • Guidelines for Accessible Design
  • Epilepsy and the ADA
  • Articles - Cultural Mistrust and Return-to-Work Incentives, Disability Management and Aging Workers
  • Surprising Statistics in EEOC's Annual Report on the Federal Workforce
August 2004 - HTML | August 2004 - PDF
Issue 2.03 - June 2004
  • OPM's Annual Report - The Status of Telework in the Federal Government
  • ODEP's Report on Emergency Preparedness for the Disabled
  • EEOC's 2003 Federal Work Force Report
  • Women with Disabilities and Employment Discrimination
  • FCC's Summit on Disability Access Issues
  • Federal Initiatives in Assistive Technology
June 2004 - HTML | June 2004 - PDF
Issue 2.02 - April 2004
  • New Freedom Initiative Progress Report
  • Bush Creates Interagency Transportation Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility
  • Project Civic Access
  • EEOC's 2003 Statistics on Enforcement and Litigation in Private Sector Employment
  • Judicial Impact on Reasonable Accommodation
April 2004 - HTML | April 2004 - PDF
Issue 2.01 - February 2004
  • Bush Signs Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2004 [HR 2673]
  • Congress Reauthorizes the Workforce Investment Act and the Rehabilitation Act
  • Federal Disability Statistics
  • Supreme Court Cases: Hernandez v. Raytheon (Rehiring Recovering Addicts), Tennessee v. Lane (ADA Violation by States), General Dynamics Land Systems Inc. v. Cline (Reverse Age Discrimination)
February 2004 - HTML | February 2004 - PDF
Issue 1.07 - November/December 2003
  • Diabetes, Secondhand Smoke in the Workplace
  • Disability Claims: Wrongful Termination & Reverse Age Discrimination
  • Study - Government Web Sites Lack Accessibility
  • Dept. of Labor's Seminar on Emergency Preparedness for Disabled Employees
November/December 2003 - HTML | November/December 2003 - PDF
Issue 1.06 - September/October 2003
  • Agencies' Steps to Prevent Disability Discrimination & Promote Employment
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • Rights of Recovering Addicts and Partially Blind Persons under the ADA
  • Latest Trends in Employment of the Disabled
September/October 2003 - HTML | September/October 2003 - PDF
Issue 1.05 - July/August 2003
  • Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Compliance Assistance Checklist
  • National Disability Mentoring Day - 10/15/2003
  • Advancements in Assistive Technology
  • Promotion of ADA Expansion to Include Web Accessibility
July/August 2003 - HTML | July/August 2003 - PDF
Issue 1.04 - June 2003
  • Government Programs Supporting ADA Employment Efforts
  • Cultural Attitudes Regarding Intellectual Disabilities
  • Judicial Rulings on Accessibility Claims
  • Paper - "History of Modern Disability Policy in the Workplace"
June 2003 - HTML | June 2003 - PDF
Issue 1.03 - May 2003
  • Introduction to New Freedom Initiative;
  • Judicial Rulings on Retaliation Claims & the "Interactive Process" Mandate
  • Measures of Disability and Reasonable Accommodation Requests
  • Corporations Committed to Product Development Promoting Community Integration
May 2003 - HTML | May 2003 - PDF
Issue 1.02 - April 2003
  • Supreme Court Rulings on the Definition of Disability, Accommodation Rights
  • Policy Papers: Universal Design and Assistive Technology
  • Legislation: Workforce Investment Act of 1998 & The Assistive Technology Act of 1998
April 2003 - HTML | April 2003 - PDF
Issue 1.01 - March 2003
  • Introduction to Federal Guidelines and Legislative History on Workplace Accommodations
  • Regulatory Bodies and other Organizations supporting Community Integration Policies
  • Judicial Impact on Accommodation Policy
March 2003 - HTML | March 2003 - PDF

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