Exploring the ADA 2


4: An unreasonable accommodation according to the state of Iowa’s Universty human resource department is as follows

“An unreasonable accommodation is one that creates undue hardship for the employer. Undue hardship is defined as an undue burden such as a change to the organizational structure where the job resides, change to the purpose or intent of the job, and/or monetary expense (note, the EEOC considers the University of Iowa budget and not individual unit budgets in evaluating monetary concerns).”

What I took this to mean is that any accommodation that swings the power structure and creates too large of an economic burden.

5: IDEA is The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. This act has been set in place to give qualifying students with learning disabilities free appropriate public education to  ensures special education and related services.  IDEA is different from ADA because IDEA is aimed at children, students, with disabilities to ensure that they are given the  opportunity for education that can be provided. ADA was aimed to protect the rights of adults in the working world.

6:  Universal design according to the Universal Design webpage is ” Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability.” To put the definition into my own words Universal design is designing and creating  with disabilities in mind. For example a piece of universal design would be opting out of having stairs that led into a building and instead using a gradual incline. This would be providing individuals with wheelchairs a simple way to access the building where stairs would be an undue burden on them.

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