The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 was passed in order to:
guarantee the civil rights of people with disabilities to full access to the social, cultural, educational and economic life of the nation;
crush small businesses in remote, rural areas;
promote the betterment and well-being of differently-abled Americans;
elevate Americans with other disabilities to the privileged status the blind have enjoyed since the New Deal.
Which of the following is not a key term of the ADA?
otherwise qualified individual with a disability;
a distinct and identifiable class of society;
Reasonable accommodations, such as extending test times for some students, are designed to give disabled students:
an advantage over more competitive non-disabled classmates;
a "level playing field" on which to demonstrate their mastery of material;
make us all feel better;
prolong the agony of taking a test.
A supervisor determines that an applicant with a disability is the most qualified, but is unsure whether accommodations are necessary and if they would be reasonable. The supervisor should:
eliminate the applicant because of this complication;
ask co-workers how they would feel about working with a disabled person;
ask the applicant what accommodations, if any, would be needed to perform the job duties required of the position;
call Human Resource Services
A student tells his instructor that he has ADD and needs a program modification. The instructor should:
call the Wellness Center to see if they are giving free ADD shots;
ask the student what ADD is;
learn everything possible about ADD;
request the student provide verification from Disability Services for Students (DSS).
After a student with a disability fails his first exam, he brings in a letter from Disability Services for Students which recommends testing alternatives. The faculty member is:
required to re-test the student with appropriate accommodations;
obligated to change the grade to at least a "C";
not responsible for accommodations which have not been requested with reasonable notice, but should positively work with the student and DSS once notice is provided;
well advised to chew the student out.
An employee has been obviously intoxicated while at work, and his job performance has been documented as consistently substandard. He cannot be terminated, however, because alcoholism is a disability and his rights are protected by the ADA. True or false?
A faculty member tells a student with a disability that he cannot receive extended time for an exam because the instructor would have to monitor the exam at a time other than the scheduled test time, and that would require writing a make-up exam, which the professor feels is unreasonable to ask. This is an example of "undue hardship" under federal disability law. True or false?
A right-handed employee breaks his right arm at a hot tub party and must wear a cast for six weeks. He should:
park in designated disability parking;
request a voice-recognition computer system to accommodate keyboard limitations;
follow the example of Bartleby the Scrivener who said "I prefer not to";
discuss possible short-term job modifications with his supervisor.
A student who is hard of hearing asks her instructor to wear a small microphone which sends an amplified FM signal to the student's headphones. The instructor wears it on some days, but not others, complaining that the microphone wrinkles some of her outfits. The student should:
offer to do a make-over for her instructor, emphasizing fabrics that won't wrinkle so easily;
conclude this instructor has little of value to say anyway;
contend that it is her civil right to have access to lecture material, and, if need be, investigate other processes, such as the University's Alternative Dispute Resolution;
sit in the front of the classroom.
After her class has been moved to accommodate a student with a mobility impairment, a professor finds no one in her class who is using a wheelchair. She should:
ask the Registrar to move the class back;
recruit a wheelchair user to justify the inconvenience;
demand that the student for whom the course was moved identify him or herself;
assume the student's mobility impairment is not visible to her.
Disability Services for Students (DSS) exists to:
help disabled students through all the difficulties of university life;
take care of all accommodations for students with disabilities;
provide accommodation services to both students with disabilities and their instructors;
fill up some of the excess office space on campus.
If HRS contracts with a consulting firm to develop a training course for UM employees, and the firm arranges for the course to be held at a hotel that is inaccessible to a UM employee, that is a violation of UM policy. True or false?
In a job interview, it is perfectly acceptable to ask the applicant about past on-the-job injuries. True or false?