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Everything You Always Wanted to Know about the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA) but Were Afraid to Ask

Presented by Joe Bontke, Outreach Manger and Ombudsman for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Houston District Office; and facilitated by Angela English, Executive Director, Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities, on July 20, 2010

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About the Training

Are you confused about where to go for information about the ADA and your place of employment? Does a Google search for "ADAAA" leave your head spinning? How do you decide what is accurate and reliable information? Over the past 19 years a plethora of on-line and print resources have been made available to address the requirements of the ADA, but it can be overwhelming to decipher what is good information. Join us as we review the various resources available and discuss the practical approach to compliance and accommodations for people with disabilities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Significant changes made by the ADAAA to the definition of major life activities;
  • The pitfalls to watch for under the ADA and the ADAAA; and
  • The practical application of the ADAAA to employer policies and procedures.

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This webinar is supported through the DBTAC Southwest ADA Center, a program of ILRU.  The Southwest ADA Center ( is one of ten Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs) funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to provide training, technical assistance and materials dissemination on the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability-related laws. NIDRR is part of the U.S. Department of Education.  

Call 1-800-949-4232 v/tty to reach the ADA Center that serves your area. The opinions and views expressed are those of the presenters and no endorsement by the funding agency should be inferred.

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