ERIC Number: ED415596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Working Effectively with People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired. Implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act Series.
Dickson, Mary B.
This brief paper summarizes requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 related to employment of people who are blind or visually impaired. Topics addressed include what is meant by blindness or visual impairment; examples of types of jobs that people who are blind can do; possible accommodations for the person who is blind or visually impaired during the employee selection process (such as allowing the applicant to choose how to fill out the job application); enhancing productivity on the job (both low tech and high tech accommodations are suggested); and tips for on-the-job training, performance management, training, and promotion. A list of six resources is provided. (DB)
Descriptors: Blindness, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Employment Qualifications, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Equal Protection, Federal Legislation, Legal Responsibility, Visual Impairments
ILR Program on Employment and Disability, ILR Extension Building, Room 102, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-3901; telephone: 607-255-7727; TTY: 607-255-2891; fax: 607-255-2763.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell Univ.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990