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This booklet provides materials designed to advance the employment of individuals with disabilities. An introduction gives brief vignettes of activities that have been carried out around the country to foster employment, including corporate training programs, public relations efforts, special conferences, and awards. Publications, fact sheets, and Internet resources are listed. The next section summarizes the results of three 1995 surveys showing support by industry for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and employment of persons with disabilities. Data on the costs and benefits of job accommodations are summarized, showing an average return of $28.69 in benefits for each dollar invested in making an accommodation. Typical accommodation problems and their solutions are listed. The following section corrects a number of common misconceptions about the ADA, such as that ADA suits are flooding the courts. The booklet also addresses the relationship between diversity and disability, major workplace laws and general guidelines for compliance, insurance and benefits issues, an employment checklist of practical "do's and don'ts," and guidelines on pre-employment inquiries and physical examinations. (DB)

Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Compliance (Legal), Cost Effectiveness, Disabilities, Employer Attitudes, Employment Potential, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Fringe Benefits, Insurance, Personnel Management, Surveys

President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, 1331 F Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20004-1107.

Author: President-s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, Washington, DC.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12474&id=ED397615

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