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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.

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Are insurance incentives for "walking" a violation of the ADA?

My insurance company, United Healthcare, has a benefit whereby they provide a financial incentive for walking with a step counter hooked up to a watch. You can earn financial rewards for out-of-...
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Is ad blocking assistive technology?

Say I run a website. I put ads on my website to make money. I program the web site to refuse service to people who do not actually display the ads, since they make me no money. Then I have a user come ...
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Are the US consulates obligated to provide reasonable accommodations for medical conditions (for non-citizens)?

I see that some consulates have information about this on their websites for instance, but some don't. Are they obligated to provide such accommodations by the law, or it's a merely at-will decision? ...
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Elevators in Apt Bldg Reserved for Move-In/Out - ADA Violation?

The garage in our apartment building has two elevators, one in each corner of a square structure. At one elevator we'll call "R", there's two handicap parking spots at each floor, and at ...
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Minimum clearance for sidewalks in multi-family residential dwellings during Construction?

I am in California, and I am a tenant with a landlord that decided to build ADUs 4 feet away from my apartment entrance. That is, a 4 feet wide sidewalk is what separates my apartments from a large ...
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Car towed to a Texas storage facility not accessible by foot

This is related to this question about towing a vehicle without a valid parking permit in Texas. It turns out that the vehicle was also stored at a storage facility that was not accessible by foot. ...
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Is cancelling Work From Home Gender/Disability discimination under the Civil Rights Act/ADA

I just read this article about Musk/Twitter being sued for gender discrimination for laying off more women than men: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/twitter-accused-targeting-women-layoffs-new-...
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Response time for reasonable accommodation

An employee of a state government agency in the US submits a request for reasonable accommodation for a condition diagnosed by an LPC. After one month, the employee contacts the agency (in particular ...
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What kinds of injuries are covered by Social Security?

I am injured (by sports injury) but was called schizophrenic. I am a bartender, otherwise I will not take fraud as income. For this I looked into the 2018 National Beneficiary Survey (next one ...
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How Much Protection Does the Americans with Disabilities Act afford individuals with Sleep Disorders?

I have some pretty complicated sleep apnea (diagnosed, service connected) that is in the process of being treated. Unfortunately, the type of device I require is on a significant back-order and there'...
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Does a website service for image editing need to be ADA compliant for visually impaired users?

I'm getting ready to launch my website for an image editing service. I had come across quite a few articles on how they need to be ADA compliant to offer service in the US without legal troubles. ...
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Possible legal repercussions for ignoring reasonable accommodation requests

A candidate requests certain accommodations for the job interview, for instance to perform interaction with the interviewer in written. (Speaking is not an essential requirement for the job in ...
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Am I allowed to opt out ADA privileges if my doctor allows it?

I’m on ADA. My employer allowed me not to take the Covid vaccine and instead take weekly test for Covid as a reasonable accommodation. I’m receiving a treatment, and my doctor says if it goes well, he ...
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Is employer obligated to provide an option to “opt out from existing ADA privileges” to keep the job?

My employer mandates vaccines for Covid. I have a medical exception. My doctor says there is a 50/50% chance I will have horrible consequence from vaccine based on my medical history. My doctor does ...
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Did "stay at home" signs during COVID unlawfully discriminate against people with conditions like asthma?

During the COVID era, it was very common to see signs posted outside of businesses and probably public buildings, saying things like: Please do not come in if you are coughing, have a fever, or are ...
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Take action against a hotel for negligence in accommodating a disabled guest?

My wife has diagnosed C-PTSD which her doctors have classified as a disability. She also lives with another disability related to a spinal injury which makes it difficult for her to walk. We are ...
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Would you be allowed to get a government ID if you had no fingerprints?

Would you be allowed to get an ID sans prints if you did not have fingerprints because you'd lost your hands in an accident or something? What if a construction worker who had accidentally sanded his ...
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Is the requirement to have positive attitude discriminatory?

Many companies list "positive attitude" as a requirement for the candidates, including job positions that have nothing to do with customer service or management (for which jobs it could be ...
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The legally blind vs medical intake forms

A fiercely independent, elderly, and legally blind woman walks into a doctor's office. Since she can’t read the intake forms, she requests the staff help her fill them out. Rather then help her, the ...
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Job interview and negotiation for reasonable accommodations

Is there any legal framework for the process of negotiation of reasonable accommodations for the job interview? As far as I understand, the candidate needs to provide a letter from their doctor that ...
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At what level is WCAG enforceable?

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is the standard under the American Disabilities Act. The level AAA clause 1.2.6 states every speech or video must have sign language alternatives. It is not ...
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HR is suddenly changing their opinion. Can this be considered an act of discrimination?

I had an email conversation with a HR considering an upcoming job interview that I was supposed to be scheduled for. In my last email I mentioned that I have a neurological condition that requires ...
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Job interview adjustment request was ignored. Is this an act of discrimination?

Imaginary situation: a candidate arrives to a job interview for a position of software engineer. She had notified the HR manager that she has severe mobility problems and thus can't move around unless ...
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Is it illegal to proactively request to accommodate people?

I am at a point in my career where I foresee me being involved in interviewing and hiring within the next 5 years. I am already involved in some manner with the process of terminating people because I ...
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Would the ADA allow a teacher with comorbidities relevant to COVID-19 to insist on teaching remotely in Fall 2020?

I am a professor at a large state university which has announced it will teach classes on campus this fall, and I am diabetic. I am very concerned about whether my university can provide an ...
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