This September 22, 2021 webinar will review court cases, settlements and federal agency guidance involving the interplay between COVID and the ADA. Topics will include COVID as an ADA-disability; employment rights; mask/vaccine mandates; voting rights; effective communication; corrections; access to healthcare; access to private businesses; and access to education. This is a constantly evolving area of the law so be sure to attend this session to make sure you have the latest information about COVID and the ADA.
This disability issue brief covers whether a government entity can issue mask mandates, reasons a person might not wear a mask, legal requirements to allow unmasked persons into an establishment or provide reasonable accommodations, and best practice tips.
The Southeast ADA Regional Center invites people with disabilities, family members, caregivers, direct support professionals and others to share their story about how the COVID-19 has changed their lives. Share your story in your own way. Write an essay, create a poem, draw a picture or send us a photo, audio or video. Your story can connect and document the impact to individuals with disabilities during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
This website is regularly updated to provide the disability community with information about rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how they apply to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The resources are based on information from known national, federal, and state sources.
A blog post from staff of the Rocky Mountain ADA Regional Center with definitions of a pandemic, historical overview of previous pandemics, CDC guidelines, specifics for people with disabilities, precautions to take, and information on COVID-19 and the ADA.
This archived webinar covered several aspects of disaster response from the perspective of the American Red Cross during the COVID-19 pandemic including preparation and guidance development for disaster response, the strategy for non-congregate sheltering and the challenges of this strategy. In addition, worker safety and workforce care protocols was shared. Lessons learned from recent disasters were covered to inform attendees of the changes for disaster response going forward.
Factsheet answering common questions from organizations (including businesses and nonprofit organizations) on balancing public health and access to customers. The FAQ covers what to say or do when a customer comes in without a mask, accommodating customers who say they cannot wear a mask, fake mask exemption cards, and what a business owner can ask a person about a disability. Certain disabilities make wearing a face covering difficult or impossible. A person with a respiratory condition, for example, may be unable to breathe effectively with a face covering.
This archived webinar (originally aired in 2018) discussed the rights of health care employees under the ADA, examine scenarios, and respond to questions from participants. When people think of accommodations in a health care environment, they often think of patients and visitors. However, health care professionals also have disabilities and may require a reasonable accommodation in their role as employee.
A curated collection of resources from the New England ADA Regional Center. Links are organized by topic including general, employment (Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act/ADA), government and public accommodations (Title II, Title III), and education.
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