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The podcast answers frequently asked questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act and explores the rights and responsibilities of people with disabilities under the law.

Ask About the ADA Podcast Northeast ADA Center

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The podcast answers frequently asked questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act and explores the rights and responsibilities of people with disabilities under the law.

    Transportation Challenges and Recreation Opportunities in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

    Transportation Challenges and Recreation Opportunities in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

    The territory affiliates of the Northeast ADA join Joe Zesski to discuss barriers to transportation for people with disabilities in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. They also discuss accessible recreation in each territory and local work to create more access.

    • 11 min
    Ask About; Natural Disasters

    Ask About; Natural Disasters

    People with disabilities can face unique challenges in preparing for natural disasters. In this edition of Ask About the ADA, Joe Zesski speaks with the Northeast ADA's affiliates from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. They discuss the experience of people with disabilities in weathering natural disasters in the territories and lessons learned during hurricanes, earthquakes, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • 16 min
    Challenges in Education in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

    Challenges in Education in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

    Residents with disabilities in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands face barriers to fully participating in the education system. In this edition of the podcast taken from a Northeast ADA webinar, Joe Zesski is joined by Mildred Gomez, Archie Jennings, and Nellyber Correa to discuss what challenges exist as well as the state of educational access in the territories for people with disabilities.

    • 12 min
    Unique ADA Challenges in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

    Unique ADA Challenges in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

    Have you ever wondered how accessibility, employment protections, or other ADA issues play out in US territories like the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico? People with disabilities in US territories are still protected by the ADA, but they often face unique issues, like limited  transportation options or the lack of Social Security Disability Insurance coverage.
    In this edition of Ask About the ADA taken from a Northeast ADA webinar with our affiliates, Archie Jennings, Mildred Gomez, and Nellyber Correa explain some of the challenges experienced by people with disabilities in our region.

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    • 10 min
    Ask About: Recertifying a Disability

    Ask About: Recertifying a Disability

    Can an employer ask an employee for medical documentation multiple times to 'recertify' a disability? What is an employer's obligation if they suspect that an employee needs reasonable accommodations? This edition of Ask About the ADA is all about when an employer can ask for documentation about a disability, and what to do when an employee does not disclose a disability.

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    • 7 min
    Ask About: Non-Essential Job Functions and Disclosing Disabilities

    Ask About: Non-Essential Job Functions and Disclosing Disabilities

    How should employees with multiple disabilities disclose to their employers— do you have to tell your employer about everything? Are employers required to make accommodations for non-essential job tasks? This edition of Ask About the ADA covers accommodations questions for when multiple disabilities are present and impact tasks on the job.

    NortheastADA.org

    • 6 min

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