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Ask About the ADA Podcast

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The podcast answers frequently asked questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act and explores the rights and responsibilities of people with disabilities under the law.

The podcast answers frequently asked questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act and explores the rights and responsibilities of people with disabilities under the law.

Location:

United States

Description:

The podcast answers frequently asked questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act and explores the rights and responsibilities of people with disabilities under the law.

Language:

English

Contact:

6093237449


Episodes

Unique ADA Challenges in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

5/12/2022
Have you ever wondered how accessibility, employment protections, or other ADA issues play out in US territories like the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico? People with disabilities in US territories are still protected by the ADA, but they often face unique issues, like limited transportation options or the lack of Social Security Disability Insurance coverage. In this edition of Ask About the ADA taken from a Northeast ADA webinar with our affiliates, Archie Jennings, Mildred Gomez, and...

Duration:00:10:02

Ask About: Recertifying a Disability

4/27/2022
Can an employer ask an employee for medical documentation multiple times to 'recertify' a disability? What is an employer's obligation if they suspect that an employee needs reasonable accommodations? This edition of Ask About the ADA is all about when an employer can ask for documentation about a disability, and what to do when an employee does not disclose a disability. NortheastADA.org

Duration:00:07:35

Ask About: Non-Essential Job Functions and Disclosing Disabilities

4/20/2022
How should employees with multiple disabilities disclose to their employers— do you have to tell your employer about everything? Are employers required to make accommodations for non-essential job tasks? This edition of Ask About the ADA covers accommodations questions for when multiple disabilities are present and impact tasks on the job. NortheastADA.org

Duration:00:06:37

Recreation and Fun Meet ADA Accessibility

4/14/2022
Have you ever wondered what makes a beach or park accessible? Public recreation spaces must be accessible under Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but it can be difficult to figure out exactly what the requirements are. This edition of Ask About the ADA features a panel with experts from the Northeast ADA and our Puerto Rico affiliate MAVI about how recreational spaces can provide equal access to everyone, including people with disabilities. NortheastADA.org

Duration:00:23:49

Ask About: ADA International?

3/31/2022
Does the Americans with Disabilities Act apply to an organization if they have an office in the US? Are there international certifications for products that are ADA-compliant? Determining when and where the ADA applies can be difficult, so this edition of Ask About the ADA is all about the law's jurisdiction. NortheastADA.org

Duration:00:05:07

Ask About: The ADA on Age and Addiction

3/24/2022
Does the Americans with Disabilities Act cover people with disabilities of all ages? How does the ADA protect people recovering from drug addiction? Does the ADA protect ongoing drug use? This edition of Ask About the ADA features the last segment of the Northeast ADA's "What's the Question?" webinar and covers questions about age and the ADA, as well as protections for people recovering from addiction. NortheastADA.org

Duration:00:09:23

Ask About: Assistive Technology and Accessible Meetings

3/17/2022
What should you do to make a meeting accessible? What kind of assistive technologies are available on mobile phones? Accessible technology changes just as quickly as other areas of innovations in tech, and this edition of Ask About the ADA is about the ways you can ensure everyone has access to online communications. NortheastADA.org

Duration:00:10:04

Ask About: Accessibility at Home or on the Beach

3/3/2022
Does the Americans with Disabilities Act grant housing protections, such as accessible residential parking, to renters with disabilities? What about public beaches, do they need to be accessible? Determining physical accessibility requirements under the ADA can be tricky, but this edition of Ask About the ADA examines two places where equal access may be required. NortheastADA.org

Duration:00:12:07

Ask About: Service Animal Handlers and Automatic Doors

2/24/2022
Are there rules for service animal handlers under the Americans with Disabilities Act? Are automatic doors always required? This edition of Ask About the ADA covers two commonly asked questions about service animals and physical accessibility. NortheastADA.org

Duration:00:12:53

Ask About: Unapproved Accommodations

2/17/2022
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employees with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations in the workplace— but what happens when an accommodation is unreasonable? Not every request is approved, so this edition of Ask About the ADA covers some questions about what makes an accommodation reasonable. NortheastADA.org

Duration:00:12:29

Ask About: Quotas and Self-Identification on the Job

2/4/2022
If a company has daily production quotas, do employees with disabilities need to meet the same standards as other employees? Can job applications ask about a candidate's disability? This edition of Ask About the ADA answers a couple of tough questions about employment under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. NortheastADA.org

Duration:00:07:41

Life with a Service Miniature Horse

1/27/2022
Most service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act are dogs, but the law allows one exception: miniature horses. Jessica Wellman trains miniature horses as service animals, and she has tails to tell about her own service mini horse, Honey. In this edition of Ask About the ADA, the Northeast ADA Center interviews Jessica about how miniature horses serve people with disabilities, how their specialties differ from service dogs, the extensive training process, and so much...

Duration:00:33:37

Ask About: Family, Work, College, and Accommodations

1/10/2022
Does an employer have to accommodate an employee who needs an accommodation in order to better support a family member with a disability? Does a college student have to pay for a standard meal plan if they have requested an exemption? On this week's addition of Ask About the ADA, we explore these questions that we have received at the Northeast ADA's technical assistance telephone line. https://www.northeastada.org/multimedia/podcasts

Duration:00:05:50

Ask About: Record of a Disability

12/17/2021
If you had a disability in the past, do you qualify for Americans with Disabilities Act protections now? What kind of information do you need to provide to an employer to demonstrate a record of a disability or an ongoing disability? This edition of Ask About the ADA is about some of the ways people document disabilities with their employers, whether or not the disability is ongoing. NortheastADA.org

Duration:00:08:57

Ask About: Job Coach and Personal Assistance Accommodations

12/9/2021
Workplace accommodations for employees with disabilities can be hard to navigate normally, and COVID-19 has certainly added complications. Are employers responsible for providing personal assistance services to employees with disabilities? How should employers handle job coaches who count toward a business's reduced-density requirements? This edition of Ask About the ADA clarifies some of the requirements for accommodations involving job coaches and personal assistance at...

Duration:00:08:25

Ask About: Self-Advocacy and Reasonable Accommodations

12/3/2021
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employees with disabilities are entitled to request reasonable accommodations at work, which can help them be more effective at their jobs. However, when requesting accommodations, obstacles and resistance may arise from employers who might not understand the ADA. How should employees advocate for themselves? This edition of Ask About the ADA is about self-advocacy in the workplace and knowing your rights to reasonable...

Duration:00:08:34

Mental Health Conditions, Employment, and the ADA

11/18/2021
Mental health is highly stigmatized, but many mental health conditions qualify as disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. People with psychiatric conditions often have a right to reasonable accommodations in the workplace, just like people with more visible disabilities. What kind of accommodations could help employees with mental health conditions? This edition of Ask About the ADA is a webinar archive reviewing employer responsibilities and the rights of employees with...

Duration:00:49:15

Training Service Dogs at Guiding Eyes

11/11/2021
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to train a mobility guide dog? In this Ask About the ADA interview, Ben Cawley, an instructor for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, explains how his organization trains guide dogs and pairs them with compatible handlers. What kind of tasks can these dogs help accomplish? What breeds make good guide dogs? How long is their work life? Listen to the full interview for the answer to these questions and more. Visit the Guiding Eyes for the Blind...

Duration:00:16:22

When an ADA Complaint Goes to Court

10/28/2021
"The ADA does require us as people with disabilities and as advocates to be bringing these cases. I always tell people there's no "ADA police" that are going around and citing violations-- it is really incumbent upon us as a community to be bringing these cases, to be making good law, to be pushing the envelope, to be educating and bringing awareness to these issues." Rachel Weisberg is a supervising attorney for Equip for Equality, a protection and advocacy center in Illinois. On this...

Duration:00:28:21

Ask About: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

10/21/2021
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a celebration of employees with disabilities and the policies that help them engage in the workforce. Why celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month? On this edition of Ask About the ADA, we explore the evolution of this special month and ways you can promote equal opportunity in your workplace. Explore the Office of Disability Policy and Department of Labor's website for more information about National Disability...

Duration:00:05:15