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Reasonable Accommodation

Profitable Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, 1st Edition

By Jay W. Spechler


440 pages

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Reasonable accommodation is defined as any change in the work environment or in the way business is usually conducted that results in equal employment opportunity for an individual with a disability. With the Americans with Disabilities Act in full swing and more than 35,000 court cases on record, there is much to be done to get most companies into compliance.

Reasonable Accommodation: Profitable Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act was designed to provide those responsible for diversity and implementing the ADA with specific benchmark examples of how companies have provided accommodations that have had a positive impact on profitability, quality, employee and customer relations.

This masterfully written book covers many important topics dealing directly with the ADA. It also provides numerous technologies available that can greatly increase productivity and quality of performance for disabled employees, as well as a "who's who" of case studies including: AT&T, Boeing, Federal Express, Ford Motor Co., Bank of America, Digital Equipment, General Electric Co., IBM, Motorola, WAUSAU Insurance Co., Sears Roebuck, Philip Morris, and many more.

Table of Contents

The Role of the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities: An Interview with Richard Douglas, Executive Director, The President's Committee

A Model for Implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act and Implementing a Disability Management Process

Case Studies, Companies:

American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T)

Bank of America

Boeing and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

Citicorp Diners Club, Inc.

Digital Equipment Corporation

Eaton Corporation

Federal Express

Florida Power & Light Company

Ford Motor Company

General Electric Company


International Business Machines (IBM)

John Alden Life Insurance Company

John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company

Marriott International, Inc.

Motorola SPS

Philip Morris Companies, Inc.

The Prudential Asset Management Company

Reynolds Metals & Company

Sears Roebuck and Company

Texas Instruments

Union Pacific Technologies

United Services Automobile Association (USAA)

United Technologies Corporation, USBI Co.

UNUM Life Insurance Company of America

WAUSAU Insurance Companies


Case Studies, Rehabilitation Organizations:

Baylor Medical Services

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, State of Florida

International Center for the Disabled

Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities

MEED Program

Physical Ergonomics Rehabilitation Center of Dallas

Physio-Control Corporation

Professional Courtesy Corporation

AIDS in the Workplace

Access Technologies


I Resources

II Employment of People with Disabilities, Common Employer Questions

III ADA Supervisor's Guide

IV Employer Incentive Programs

V 20 Questions and Answers on the Americans with Disabilities Act

VI Disability Awareness Information

VII ABLE DATA, The National Rehabilitation

Information Center (NARIC) Resource Guide Documents, Publications, Videos, and other Resources


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science