Module 1: ADA Overview

 

Introduction

The Overview Modules are provided in this topic area. They provide a very broad look at the ADA. The Concerns and Dilemmas activity listed in this section is a great activity to use with audiences in all topic areas.

 

1a.A Snapshot of the ADA

Goal: To build a basic awareness of the history and purpose of the ADA

Time: 20 minutes

Potential Audience: Job- Seekers with Disabilities, Families of People with Disabilities, Disability Service Providers, and Career Counseling Professionals

 

1b. ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA): General Overview

Goal: To provide a brief general summary of the impetus for and legislative history of the ADA Amendments Act.

Time: 20 minutes

Potential Audience; People with Disabilities, Stakeholders from Local, State, Federal Government, Employers, Disability Advocates, Disability Services Providers, Community Planners, Business Leaders, and Educators

 

1c. ADA Revised Regulations: General Overview

Goal: To provide a brief general summary of the 2010 revisions of the 

          Department of Justice's ADA regulations

Time: 20 minutes

Potential Audience: Building Professionals, Stakeholders from Local, State or Federal Government, Disability Advocates, Business Owners, Community/Urban Planners and Educators

           

1d. Your Concerns and Dilemmas: Interactive Overview

Goal: To use participants' own questions, concerns & challenges to introduce and

     summarize the program

Time: 15 minutes (5minutes to introduce & 10 minutes conclusion)

Potential Audience: Adapted to All Audiences

 

1e. ADA Basics Crossword

Goal: To give participants a chance to learn or recall from the presentation, basic

     information about the ADA

Time: 20 minutes 

Potential Audience: Employers/Business Owners, Educators, and General Audiences

 

1f . ADA Basics Multiple Choice Quiz

Goal: To give participants a chance to learn or recall from the presentation, basic

      information about the ADA

Time: 15 minutes (if used with other modules) 30 minutes (if used alone)

Format: Activity

Potential Audience: General Audiences, Employers, Businesses, and Educators

 

1g. Does the ADA Apply?

Goal: To provide participants the opportunity to learn about and consider how the ADA applies in everyday situations, it is also designed to indicate issues commonly thought to be covered by the ADA, but which are actually addressed in other legislation (e.g. Fair Housing Act)

Time: 20-30 minutes

Format: Can be done in Small or Large groups

Potential Audience: Public Entities, Private Businesses and People with Disabilities

 

Information Provided by:

Southeast ADA Center

1419 Mayson St.

Atlanta, GA 30324

Burton Blatt Institute

Syracuse University