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Expect Success - ADA Pop Quiz - Answers

  1. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 was passed in order to:
    1. guarantee the civil rights of people with disabilities to full access to the social, cultural, educational and economic life of the nation;
  2. Which of the following is not a key term of the ADA?
    1. a distinct and identifiable class of society;
  3. Reasonable accommodations, such as extending test times for some students, are designed to give disabled students:
    1. a "level playing field" on which to demonstrate their mastery of material;
  4. 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:
    1. call Human Resource Services
  5. A student tells his instructor that he has ADD and needs a program modification. The instructor should:
    1. request the student provide verification from Disability Services for Students (DSS).
  6. 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:
    1. 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;
  7. 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. False.
  8. 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. False.
  9. A right-handed employee breaks his right arm at a hot tub party and must wear a cast for six weeks. He should:
    1. discuss possible short-term job modifications with his supervisor.
  10. 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:
    1. 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;
  11. 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:
    1. assume the student's mobility impairment is not visible to her.
  12. Disability Services for Students (DSS) exists to:
    1. provide accommodation services to both students with disabilities and their instructors;
  13. 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.
  14. In a job interview, it is perfectly acceptable to ask the applicant about past on-the-job injuries. False.