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The Americans With Disabilities Act: The Basics of the Americans With Disabilities Act (Part One)

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Part one explains the history of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), including its passage, its definitions of disability, and its recent Amendment Act. The ADA's four sections: employment, public entities, public accommodations, and telecommunications are discussed. Narrator Howard Rosenblum, current CEO of NAD, also discusses various federal agencies responsible for enforcing ADA laws. This segment is presented in American Sign Language. Part of the "The American With Disabilities Act" series.

Media Details

Runtime: 34 minutes

Man in suit signs with hands crossed at his chest. Title card reads, "Definition of 'Disability.' " Text on screen reads, "Other types of disabilities defined under A, D, A. Regarded as having such an impairment." Caption. That person is protected under the A, D, A.
The Americans With Disabilities Act
Episode 1
34 minutes
Grade Level: PT/TT -
Man in a suit signs with both hands. Title card reads, "Are All Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Protected by the A, D, A?" Text on screen reads, "Disability equals physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. Physical impairment includes deaf and hard of hearing." Caption. Does the A, D, A protect all deaf and hard of hearing students?
The Americans With Disabilities Act
Episode 2
23 minutes
Grade Level: PT/TT -

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    JUDY R. (PHOENIX, AZ)
    December 13th, 2021 at 11:46 AM

    Great detailed description of the Americans With Disabilities Act Title I and II

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    melody h. (Bozeman, MT)
    December 26th, 2019 at 04:42 PM

    Use of this video has been key in helping deaf and hard of hearing high school students meet IEP and transition goals.