Online Class: Understanding the Americans with Disability Act

This course was created to educate you on the basic concepts of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as well as the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA).

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  • 15
    Lessons
  • 17
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 91
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 5
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.5
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

The Americans with Disability Act – or the ADA – is a civil rights law that protects individuals with disabilities by prohibiting discrimination against them.    The ADA covers all areas of public life, including employment, school, transportation, shopping, services, and etc.    Its purpose is to make sure that individuals with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as those without, such as in opportunities for employment, public accommodations, transportation, telecommunications, as well as state and local governments.  

In this course on the ADA, you will learn:

  • The purpose of the ADA
  • The definition of disability under the ADA
  • The objectives of the ADA
  • The regulations and requirements of the ADA
  •  What the ADA means to employers and disabled employees
  • How the ADA applies to privately owned businesses, such as retail stores
  • How the ADA applies to government and telecommunications
  • How to make facilities and sites accessible to disabled individuals
  • How the ADA relates to other laws that protect individuals with disabilities
  • And more

This course was created to educate you on the basic concepts of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as well as the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA).   The information given in this course can be used by employers as a starting point to learn more about the ADA and begin to make sure they are in accordance with the law.   It can also be used by public entities, private entities, and others to gain an understanding of the ADA and what it means to the workplace.   

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Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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Lesson 1: Introduction to the Americans with Disability Act (ADA)

This first lesson introduces The Americans with Disability Act, also known as the ADA, is a civil rights law that protects individuals with disabilities by prohibiting discrimination against them. Additional lesson topics: ADA in Details: Interpreting the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design; ADA.gov homepage 11 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Why Did You Decide to Take this Course?
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Quiz

Lesson 2: The Definition of Disability in the ADA

This lesson will focus on the definition of "disability" in the ADA. Additional lesson topics: The Guide to Disability Rights Law; Disability Overview; The ADA: Questions and Answers 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Quiz

Lesson 3: Non-Discrimination Requirements of the ADA

In this lesson, we are going to discuss some of the non-discrimination requirements of the ADA. These topics include integration, eligibility criteria, reasonable modifications, and effective communications. Additional lesson topics: The ADA and Its Integration Mandate; Reasonable Accommodation Law and Legal Definition; Who Pays for Reasonable Modification or Reasonable Accommodation Requests?; Olmstead and the Integration Mandate under Section 504 and the ADA 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Quiz

Lesson 4: Exploring Title I of the ADA

In this lesson, we are going to begin to explore Title I of the ADA. Additional lesson topics: Employment Title I ; Accommodations: United States Department of Labor; Your Responsibilities as an Employer; Questions and Answers about Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Quiz

Lesson 5: Employers and Title I of the ADA

In this lesson, we are going to continue discussing Title I of the ADA by answering some of the most commonly asked questions. Additional lesson topics: Pre-Employment Screening Considerations and the ADA; Employers' Practical Guide to Reasonable Accommodation Under The Americans With Disabilities Act ADA ; Several ADA Accommodation Scenarios; How to Handle an Employee's Request for an ADA Accommodation; The Americans with Disabilities Act and Current Illegal Drug Use 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Quiz

Lesson 6: The Job Application Process and Title I of the ADA

This lesson addresses applicants with disabilities and the hiring process. Additional lesson topics: Conducting a Reasonable Accommodation Interview; Several Interview Tips Based on ADA Guidelines; Questions to Ask; ADA Interview Questions; How to Interview Without Violating the ADA 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Quiz

Lesson 7: Applying Title I to Employee Performance and Conduct Standards

In this lesson, we are going to discuss practical requirements of the ADA when it comes to employee performance and conduct standards. Additional lesson topics: The Americans With Disabilities Act: Applying Performance and Conduct Standards to Employees With Disabilities; Civil Rights 101: Performance Standards and ADA Compliance; Performance Management and Employees With Disabilities 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Quiz

Lesson 8: Employer-Provided Leave and Title I of the ADA

This lesson discusses leave for employees with disabilities. It covers when and how leave must be granted for reasons related to a disability under the ADA. Additional lesson topics: Employer-Provided Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act; EEOC: When Is Leave a Reasonable ADA Accommodation? 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Quiz

Lesson 9: Title II of the ADA

This lesson will focus on Title II of the ADA Additional lesson topics: Title Several Regulations; The Americans with Disabilities Act ADA : What Title II Means for You; ADA Title II Requirements; Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Quiz

Lesson 10: The Public Sector and Title II of the ADA

In this lesson, we are going to discuss what being compliant with Title II of the ADA means to a few different areas of the public sector. Additional lesson topics: Equal Access to Public Services Under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA ; Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals: Where are they allowed and under what conditions? 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Quiz

Lesson 11: Title III of the ADA

This lesson will examine the applications of Title III of the ADA Additional lesson topics: Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities Title III ; ADA Title III Technical Assistance Manual- Covering Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities; Americans With Disabilities Act: Title III Highlights 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Quiz

Lesson 12: Healthcare Providers and Title III of the ADA

In this lesson, we are going to discuss the requirements for healthcare providers under the ADA. We also will discuss some of the accessible medical equipment health care providers need to be able to provide equal access and medical examinations to patients who have disabilities. Additional lesson topics: Accessible Healthcare; Questions and Answers for Health Care Providers; The Americans with Disabilities Act in a Health Care Context 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Quiz

Lesson 13: Internet Websites and Title III of the ADA

It is a good idea for businesses and web developers to start implementing the accessibility standards the Department of Justice probably will adopt as the standard for ADA compliance. We will discuss those standards in this lesson. Additional lesson topics: Does Your Company Website Comply with Title III of the ADA?; ADA Guidelines for Web Accessibility: Everything You Need to Know; The Wave of Website and Other ADA Accessibility Claims – What You Should Know 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Quiz

Lesson 14: Removing Barriers from Existing Buildings and Facilities

In this lesson, we will cover some of the accessibility requirements for existing buildings and facilities based on the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Additional lesson topics: Common Questions about barrier removal; Common barrier removal; Examples of Readily Achievable Barrier Removal 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Quiz

Lesson 15: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Other Laws

In this lesson, we are going to discuss other laws that sometimes relate to the ADA or cross paths with it in schools and the workplace. 70 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Quiz
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
211
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define and describe the Americans with Disability Act (ADA)
  • Describe non-discrimination requirements of the ADA.
  • Summarize Title I of the ADA and employer's responsibilities.
  • Summarize the Job Application Process and Title I of the ADA.
  • Apply the Title I to Employee Performance and Conduct Standards.
  • Summarize Employers and Title II of the ADA.
  • Summarize Title III of the ADA.
  • Describe removing barriers from existing buildings and facilities.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: Understanding the Americans with Disability Act
Course Number: 9770509
Lessons Rating: 4.9 / 5 Stars (446 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: November 2021
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Dr. Dennis Mithaug
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $75.00 U.S. dollars

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