But she still thinks that there is work to be done, and she’s committed to staying on the front lines, making sure that all Americans have equal opportunities under the law.
Last week, Tarshish and I talked about her long career — and about hidden disabilities and the ADA. Cindy Held Tarshish: Today we all have certain rights that we take for granted: You can cross the street on a curb cut.
John from accounting is curious to know why Mark takes pills three times a day.
He doesn't know Mark suffers from a rare heart condition.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 protects the rights of persons with handicaps in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance.
Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Washington, D. 20202-1328 INTRODUCTION If you are a student with a hidden disability or would like to know more about how students with hidden disabilities are protected against discrimination by Federal law, this pamphlet is for you.
The largest percentage of people with disabilities in this country is actually those whose disabilities are hidden."At the end of July, Tarshish, who has been working alongside people with disabilities since before the ADA’s passage, was among the more than 1,000 people who gathered at the Minnesota History Center to commemorate the ADA's 25th anniversary with a special family day celebration.
The day was a cause for celebration, Tarshish said: In the years since the ADA’s enactment, Americans with disabilities have made great strides in gaining civil rights and legal protections.
These are fictional situations, but millions of Americans suffer from hidden disabilities or health conditions that can affect their workplace routines.The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that reasonable accommodation be provided, if necessary, for all people with disabilities, whether hidden or visible.Reasonable accommodations must be determined on a case-by-case basis and can range from making facilities accessible for wheelchairs to job restructuring or modifying equipment.Unfortunately in today's workplace, if a disability is not observable, many people have difficulty understanding the need for accommodation, and some employees think coworkers are receiving favoritism.“If a person requests an accommodation, the employer can work in partnership with the individual,” says Betsy Jaros, vice president of corporate development for Minnesota Diversified Industries, a company that promotes opportunities for workers with disabilities.