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ADA Rights for Returning Service Members with Disability

  • Published: 2010-06-03 : Disabled World.
  • Synopsis: Online information booklet outlining disability rights as per the ADA with topics including accommodation and employment.

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Online information booklet outlining disability rights as per the ADA, with topics including accommodation and employment.

This 28-page booklet is designed to provide military service members who have been seriously wounded in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom a basic understanding of their rights under the ADA and where to turn for additional information and assistance.

Maybe you have been seriously injured while serving in the U.S. Military, perhaps you've lost a limb, sustained a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury, sustained hearing or vision loss, or are experiencing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and now you're back in the States trying to adjust to living with your injury. This online publication explains your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides information on where to get assistance.

For instance, did you know:

Businesses must communicate effectively with customers who have vision, hearing, or speech disabilities. The businesses, not the customers, are responsible for providing the tools or services that are needed for "effective communication."

Or

Employers must make "reasonable accommodations" for employees with disabilities, which means changing the work environment or job duties to eliminate barriers that keep an individual from being able to perform the essential functions of the job.

The booklet covers topics such as accommodation, employment, and knowing your rights as a veteran with disabilities under the ADA - www.ada.gov/servicemembers_adainfo.html

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