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Published on March 7, 2008

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Today’s Agenda:  Today’s Agenda Background Ergonomics Quiz ADA at a Glance ADA Quizbook Review What’s Right/ What’s Wrong? Employment Quiz Resources Workplace Computer Accommodations For Whom?:  Workplace Computer Accommodations For Whom? Workplace Ergonomics Quiz:  Workplace Ergonomics Quiz Workplace musculoskelatal disorders account for what percent of all lost workday injuries and illness? The average Federal government cost for a carpal tunnel syndrome case is: What percent of carpal tunnel cases result in more that 30 days away from work? An ergonomic work environment can increase productivity on average by _____ percent? What is the average annual cost to an employer for altering a workstation? In the United States, how many workplace musculoskeletal injuries per year involve lost workdays? Ergonomic Quiz Answers:  Ergonomic Quiz Answers Workplace musculoskelatal disorders account for 34% of all lost workday injuries and illness. The average Federal government cost for a carpal tunnel syndrome case is $8,799. 42% of carpal tunnel cases result in more that 30 days away from work. An ergonomic work environment can increase productivity on average by 11%. The average annual cost to an employer for altering a workstation is $150. In the United States, 600,000 workplace musculoskeletal injuries per year involve lost workdays. Work Surface Setup:  Work Surface Setup People Have a Right to::  People Have a Right to: Equal Opportunity Full Participation Independent Living Economic Self-sufficiency These are the basis of civil rights The ADA at a Glance:  The ADA at a Glance Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Title I: Employment Title II: State and Local Government Title III: Private Entities Title IV: Telecommunications Title V: Misc. Stuff ADA Title I: Employment:  ADA Title I: Employment Passed in 1990 Employment Protection Reasonable Accommodation Environmental (office space/ work area) Assistive Technology or AT Job Functions (schedule or reassignment) Undue Hardship Tax Incentives for Environmental Changes Employment Protection:  Employment Protection Applies to PRIVATE employers with 15+ employees Applies to PUBLIC employers, regardless of size EEOC enforces Title I Who is covered? QUALIFIED disability: Record of…, regarded as having…, relationship with someone who has an impairment Physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity Reasonable Accommodation:  Reasonable Accommodation Undue hardship…relative to… About half cost less than $50. Job Accommodation Network http://www.jan.wvu.edu/ Technology adaptations Environmental adaptations Verbal requests are okay Tax Benefits:  Tax Benefits Tax Credit Revenues of $1,000,000 or less or 30 or fewer full-time workers Cannot be used for new construction Equal to 50% of the eligible expenditures, up to a maximum of $10,250. No credit for first $250. The maximum is $5,000. Tax Deduction Maximum of $15,000 per year Business of any size may use this deduction to remove barriers Small business can use these incentives in combination Example: $20,000 cost of access improvements (rest room, ramp, 3 doors widened) $5,000 maximum credit $15,000 remaining for deduction Slide12:  Employment Quiz: T or F Most reasonable accommodations cost more than $500. Current illegal drug users are covered as a “qualified individual with a disability. Public and private businesses are covered by the ADA employment section (Title I). Employers must give preference to individuals with qualified disabilities. Mental disabilities are not covered by the ADA Tax credits and deductions can be combined for the benefit of small business. In a new building, curbside ramps are required only if a person with a wheelchair will likely work in the office building. If a reasonable accommodation is too expensive, an employee with a disability can be terminated from a job. Employees with disabilities require special treatment to ensure that they are successful in their jobs. Employment Quiz: ANSWERS:  Employment Quiz: ANSWERS Most reasonable accommodations cost more than $500. FALSE Current illegal drug users are covered as a “qualified individual with a disability. FALSE Public and private businesses are all covered by the ADA employment section (Title I). FALSE Employers must give preference to individuals with qualified disabilities. FALSE Mental disabilities are not covered by the ADA. FALSE Tax credits and deductions can be combined for the benefit of small business. TRUE In a new building, curbside ramps are required only if a person with a wheelchair will likely work in the office building. FALSE If a reasonable accommodation is too expensive, an employee with a disability can be terminated from a job. FALSE Employees with disabilities require special treatment to ensure that they are successful in their jobs. FALSE ADA Quizbook:  ADA Quizbook From the Parking Lot to the Office:  From the Parking Lot to the Office Getting to the Door:  Getting to the Door Inside the Building:  Inside the Building Getting to the Office:  Getting to the Office Where do I find more info?:  Where do I find more info? Accessible Technologies, Inc. Bin Chen, AT Specialist Job Accommodation Network Searchable Online Accommodation Resource www.nwada.org or 800-949-4232 (4ADA) Computer Access:  Computer Access Do I have Accessibility Features already? www.microsoft.com/enable Existing Facility Barrier Checklist :  Existing Facility Barrier Checklist Make Evaluation Tool with Team Common Measurements: ¼” 4” 18” 27” 32” Choose 4-6 areas on Checklist. Please come back! What did you find? Other Resources:  Other Resources www.webaim.org www.adaportal.org Contact Information:  Contact Information Marty Blair martin.blair@usu.edu 435-797-3886

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