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Justice Department releases ADA employment video

The U.S. Justice Department has released of a new video that teaches employers about the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Ten Employment Myths: Information about the Americans with Disabilities Act uses a question-and-answer format to express common misconceptions, fears, and false assumptions that many employers have about employees with disabilities. The video refutes these unfounded myths, explains the ADA in common sense terms, and highlights the advantages of hiring qualified persons with disabilities.

“With more students with disabilities attending colleges and universities than ever before, employers should update their thinking about this highly qualified labor pool. Ten Employment Myths will help employers understand how unfair it is when employees with disabilities are denied jobs because of employers’ misconceptions and unfounded assumptions,” said Thomas E. Perez, assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division.

The 17-minute video can be used for ADA training. Single copies in DVD format can be ordered through the toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 (voice) or 800-514-0383 (TTY). An online streaming version will be available soon on the ADA Web site at www.ada.gov.

The new video is a companion to Ten Small Business Mistakes, which dispels common misunderstandings that many small businesses have about title III of the ADA. Both videos were produced for the Justice Department’s ADA Technical Assistance Program, which educates the public about the ADA to increase voluntary compliance and is an integral component of the Department’s overall ADA enforcement efforts.

The ADA guarantees individuals with disabilities equal access to employment, state and local government services, and services that businesses provide to the public.


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