Accommodating people with physical disabilities

They may need accommodations related to cognitive, mental health, motor, sensory, and other disabilities. For more information about how to determine whether a person has a disability under the ADA, visit JAN.org/corner/vol05iss04 The ADA regulates when employers can ask medical questions of job applicants, new hires, and employees.The ADA does not contain a list of medical conditions that constitute disabilities. Therefore, some people with medical conditions will have a disability under the ADA and some will not. During the application stage, employers are not allowed to ask medical questions and applicants are not required to disclose their disabilities unless they need an accommodation.

In conclusion, this innovative intervention was effective in improving physical activity and work routines.

It is likely that even greater effects could be achieved by improvements in implementation strategies, leading to higher fidelity.

If disabilities affect one-fifth of all Americans (Census Bureau, 2012), then close to one million educators, from preschool teachers to post-secondary professors and instructors, could be in need of job accommodations.

With the high standards teachers are held to, along with the myriad skills they are required to master and the tasks they accomplish on a daily basis, teachers with disabilities may need reasonable accommodations to effectively perform their jobs.

A total of 130 participants, 74 women and 56 men aged 20–66 years, entered, and 129 participants completed the study.

The primary outcome was physical activity, measured by pedometry.

Many conditions cause motor or mobility impairments, including but not limited to multiple sclerosis, cancer, stroke, spinal cord injury, cumulative trauma disorder, back condition, arthritis, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's disease, and heart condition.

Mental health impairment, as used in this publication, refers collectively to all diagnosable mental disorders.

Note: Educators may develop some of the limitations discussed below, but seldom develop all of them.

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