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4 things we learned about plastic straw bans from people with disabilities

There is a debate taking place online in reaction to the plastic straw bans spreading across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. As various cities and companies ban plastic straws, advocates for people with disabilities have taken to social media to voice
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3 Ways to Create a Disability-Friendly Workplace

Employees with disabilities bring new, diverse perspectives and unique skills and talents to the workplace. Hiring people with disabilities is a win for everyone involved and brings value to teams in all industries. The first step to hiring more
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These glasses can help people with disabilities use technology without their hands

Glassouse can be worn like a pair of glasses and allows people with disabilities to use their smartphones and computers hands-free. Head movements control the cursor and biting on the blue extension will select items.  Read more...More about
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Stephen Hawking was a remarkable advocate for people with disabilities

When Stephen Hawking spoke, the world listened.  The physicist, who died early Wednesday at the age of 76, could never be contained to just one subject. He talked about his life's work — exploring the origin of the universe — while
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Tim Cook promises Apple will soon let you disable feature that slows down older iPhones

From: Hindustan Times Recommended by: Hindustan times Apple last month admitted that it was slowing down older iPhones as the batteries wear out.A future iOS update will allow users to disable power management feature that throttled
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How a Good Job Description Helped An Employer Win

Since all of you have mastered reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, this post seems rather unnecessary. Oh, that’s weird. Why is there smoke billowing from my blog servers? Qualified
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EEOC Sets Limits On Wellness Program Incentives

(KAISER HEALTH NEWS) — Employers seeking to get workers to join wellness programs and provide medical information can set financial rewards – or penalties – of up to 30% of the cost for an individual in the company’s health
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Permanent Light Duty Is NOT a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA

By Eric B. Meyer The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to provide a reasonable accommodation to an individual with a disability, if doing so will allow that person to perform the essential functions of the job. Temporary light
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Can an Employer Rescind a Job Offer Because of a Genetic Test?

By Eric B. Meyer A received a number of emails following my blog post, “Can you refuse to hire a person whom you fear may have a future disability?” One of the more substantive emails was worthy of setting the table for today
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Does a Temporary Disability Qualify as an ADA Disability?

By Eric B. Meyer A temporary disability isn’t an Americans with Disabilities Act “disability” — except, when it is. In the recent case Clark v. Boyd Tunica, Inc., the plaintiff suffered a fractured ankle on the job. Her