These accommodations need to be updated to include technology that the student can use to help them read the materials both in instruction time and on test.
The i Pad or i Pod has apps that can read printed materials to the student.
Sally Weiss, special projects coordinator of the United Cerebral Palsy Association, testified at the Commissions ADA hearing about the associations efforts of job placement for people with disabilities.
She stated the United Cerebral Palsy Association has been very successful in placing people with multiple and severe disabilities in jobs in approximately 40 cities nationwide, where the jobs were restructured or other types of accommodations were made.
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Education of the Handicapped Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 state that persons with disabilities have the support of these laws that prohibit discrimination and require that children be provided with a free and appropriate public education. In 2015, the USDA permitted states to expand the list of recognized medical authorities to improve access to meal accommodations for children with special dietary needs and alleviate administrative burden for the CNPs.
For more information, please refer to USDA Policy Memorandum SP 32-2015, SFSP 15-2015, CACFP 13-2015: Statements Supporting Accommodations for Children with Disabilities in the CNPs on the USDA Food and Nutrition Service School Meals Policy Web page at
SAS has offices across three of FAU's campuses – Boca Raton, Davie, and Jupiter; however, accessibility services are available for students attending any of the six FAU campuses.
For additional information, see Pre-Employment Disability-Related Inquiries and Medical Exams at Where can employers find qualified applicants with disabilities? In addition, many colleges and universities have coordinators of services for students with disabilities who can be helpful in recruitment and in making accommodations.In this chapter, the Commission explores the practical effects of the ADA.By understanding and addressing the issues surrounding the actual effects of the ADA, policymakers, legislatures, and private organizations will be better able to embrace the ADA and strive to eliminate discrimination against people with disabilities.To achieve this objective, the Commission addresses the effects of the ADA on people with disabilities, how businesses and employers have implemented and complied with the demands of the ADA, the relation between federal disability benefits programs and the ADA, and the legislative and executive changes it generated.The United Cerebral Palsy Association in a 1996 poll of persons with disabilities, their friends, and family members, found that the ADA had made a great difference in the lives of those who have disabilities.