If you have a disability, you have the same rights to opportunities and employment as anyone else. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a law that protects these rights.
Happy Anniversary to the ADA!
July 26, 2019 marks the 29th Anniversary of the ADA. The ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) give civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. The ADA and ADAAA also assure equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities for access to businesses, employment, transportation, state and local government programs and services, and telecommunications.
Celebrating ERI Style: Tips for Getting a New or Better Job
Although finding a job and growing a career can be challenging for anyone, people with disabilities often experience barriers that people without disabilities don’t. At ERI, we’ll be celebrating the ADA’s anniversary throughout July by sharing practical tips and suggestions for finding a new or better job that address these barriers, including:
- Identifying interests
- Finding opportunities
- Writing a resume
Brush Up on Your ADA Know-How
In the meantime, be aware that knowing both your rights and responsibilities related to the ADA are crucial to working well with employers and with systems within your community. A valuable resource for information, guidance, and training is the ADA National Network. Visit them to brush up on what you already know and learn something new: