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RIGHTS OF THE DISABLED.
RIGHTS OF OLDER PERSONS
DIPLOMATURA EN INGLES
JURIDICO PARA
DERECHOS HUMANOS
Adela Perez del Viso
Universidad Catolica de Cuyo sede
San Luis.
Legal English- August 2021
“Empowering Employees with Disabilities”.
(FROM YOUTUBE)
FIRST ACTIVITY:
Watching Activity
“Empowering Employees
with Disabilities”.
(FROM YOUTUBE)
The video is related to the fact that lifelong intellectual
disabilities often can hinder a person's
ability to acquire skills or get a job. But the people who
run the Wildflower Company (A Company located near
Washington DC) have made a special effort to hire
people with disabilities.
Amy Katz, the narrator of this video, has visited
"Wildflower" and has learned that the company gives its
employees real marketable skills, and that the
Company sends them home with more than
just a paycheck.
Options, to fill in the gaps:
Fill in the gaps…
Wildflour is a 1) ……………………………………
business in Virginia,
where more than half of the
2)……………………………………..
employees have intellectual disabilities.
The non-profit corporation trains them to work in
3)……………………………..
The employees make
4)…………………………………….., 7. 50
dollars an hour, and Wildflour offers some time
off for
5)……………………………………. .
Fill in the gaps…
Paul Miller: “They love 6)……………………………. , they
7)……………………………… , and 8)……………………………
that you
wouldn´t believe.”
9)…………………………………………………. , who trains them to
pack biscuits, 10)…………………………… :
They teach me more than I teach them. They are very
11)………………………………… , they
are very 12)………………………………………. .
They are 13)………………………… all the time.
Fill in the gaps…
Jonh Stephens, who has 16)…………………… ,
says: this job is the key to 17)……………………….
all kinds of 18)……………………. John has worked
for Wilflower since 19)……………………….
.Stephens says he wants to be an
20)……………………………… .
Nevertheless, meanwhile, he works as a chef
The Americans
with Disabilities Act
REGULATIONS IN U.S.A.:
Purpose of the ADA
Extends protection to persons with
disabilities against discrimination in the
private sector and in state and local
government
Assures equality of opportunity, full
participation, independent living, and
economic self-sufficiency to persons
with disabilities
Protection Under
the ADA
Protects individuals defined as disabled
through Section 504:
 Physical or mental impairment that
substantially impacts on one or more major
life activities
 Record of such impairment
 Regarded as having such an impairment
Protection Under
the ADA
It does not include:
 Infectious disease that presents “direct
threat”
 Environmental, cultural, or economic
disadvantages
 Age, pregnancy, or obesity
 Gender identity disorders, sexual
behavior disorders, or compulsive
gambling disorders
 Disorders that result from the current
use of illegal drugs
Title I: Employment
Applies to:
 Employers with more than 15 employees
(excluding federal government and private
clubs)
 Schools that have more than 50 employees
 Employment agencies, labor organizations
and labor-management committees
 Qualified persons with a disability that are
able to perform the essential functions of a
job with or without reasonable
accommodations
Title I: Employment
Requires modification that will allow an
individual with disabilities to perform a
specific job, including:
 Making existing facilities accessible
 Job restructuring/reassignment
 Reduced/modified work schedules
 Assistive devices
 Modification of materials/policies
 Readers or interpreters
Title I: Employment
To determine reasonable
accommodations, consider:
 Purpose and essential functions of job
 Job-related limitations imposed by disability
 Effectiveness of potential accommodations
 Preference of individual with disability
 Nature and cost of the accommodations
 Financial resources of the covered entity
Title I Enforcement
It is enforced by the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Claims must be filed within 180 days of
the discriminating action
Complainant/ PLAINTIFF/ CLAIMANT
can bring a private lawsuit
Compensatory and punitive damages
may be awarded
Title II:
Public Services
Protects against discrimination in
public transportation
Includes rail or bus services
Excludes air travel
Includes inter-city or commuter rail
services
Excludes public school
transportation
Title II Enforcement
Enforced by the Department of Justice
Complaints must be filed within 180 days
of the discrimination
Complainant can bring a private lawsuit
Only actual damages may be sought
Title III: Public
Accommodations
Applies to:
 Hotels and motels
 Bars and restaurants
 Theaters and museums
 Stores and shopping centers
 Hospitals and professional offices
 Amusement parks and zoos
 Nurseries and private schools
 Day care centers and homeless shelters
 Gyms and health clubs
Title III
Enforcement
Enforced by Department of Justice and
Department of Transportation
Court may award injunctive relief
No punitive damages available
PODCAST LISTENING
ACTIVITY
WORLD REPORT ON
DISABILITY- MULTIPLE
CHOICE ACTIVITY
LISTENING ACTIVITY
https://www.who.int/publications
/i/item/world-report-on-disability
You
PODCAST LISTENING
ACTIVITY
You are going to listen to some interviews referring to the
WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION
report on DISABILITY.
The speaker´s name is Tom Shakespeare.
Tom interviews different experts from Chile, India and
Africa, as regards this REPORT ON DISABILITY.
Listen to the podcast and answer the multiple choice
questions.
1) The World Health Organisation has worked on this
Report on Disability along with…
a. The World Bank
b. The Swiss Government
c. The U.S. Government
2) Tom Shakespeare states that the C.R.P.D. has been
ratified by...
a. 1000 countries
b. 500 countries
c. 100 countries
3) Alana Officer talks about “widespread barriers in accessing
services”. She states that...
a. People with Disability are more likely to avoid poverty than others.
b. The World Health Organisation has prepared new services in health
and education for the Disabled
c. Services are often unavailable for the Disabled
4) Somnath Chatterji states, as regards the concept of
“Disability”, that:
a. The concept of Disability is a problem in itself.
b. Disability has to be understood as some condition of
particular persons
c. They have defined disability in a very different way
5) This question is related to A.K. Dube speech. A.K. Dube, from
Africa, is the last person to be interviewed. A.K. Dube states that…
a. Governments have to understand how to mainstream disability
without any help
b. What is essential is the need to disseminate the World report.
c. Nowadays, the World report is, in itself , the most essential
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Americans with disabilities Act. Diplomatura en Ingles juridico. U.C.C

  • 1. RIGHTS OF THE DISABLED. RIGHTS OF OLDER PERSONS DIPLOMATURA EN INGLES JURIDICO PARA DERECHOS HUMANOS Adela Perez del Viso Universidad Catolica de Cuyo sede San Luis. Legal English- August 2021
  • 2. “Empowering Employees with Disabilities”. (FROM YOUTUBE) FIRST ACTIVITY: Watching Activity
  • 3. “Empowering Employees with Disabilities”. (FROM YOUTUBE) The video is related to the fact that lifelong intellectual disabilities often can hinder a person's ability to acquire skills or get a job. But the people who run the Wildflower Company (A Company located near Washington DC) have made a special effort to hire people with disabilities. Amy Katz, the narrator of this video, has visited "Wildflower" and has learned that the company gives its employees real marketable skills, and that the Company sends them home with more than just a paycheck.
  • 4. Options, to fill in the gaps:
  • 5. Fill in the gaps… Wildflour is a 1) …………………………………… business in Virginia, where more than half of the 2)…………………………………….. employees have intellectual disabilities. The non-profit corporation trains them to work in 3)…………………………….. The employees make 4)…………………………………….., 7. 50 dollars an hour, and Wildflour offers some time off for 5)……………………………………. .
  • 6. Fill in the gaps… Paul Miller: “They love 6)……………………………. , they 7)……………………………… , and 8)…………………………… that you wouldn´t believe.” 9)…………………………………………………. , who trains them to pack biscuits, 10)…………………………… : They teach me more than I teach them. They are very 11)………………………………… , they are very 12)………………………………………. . They are 13)………………………… all the time.
  • 7. Fill in the gaps… Jonh Stephens, who has 16)…………………… , says: this job is the key to 17)………………………. all kinds of 18)……………………. John has worked for Wilflower since 19)………………………. .Stephens says he wants to be an 20)……………………………… . Nevertheless, meanwhile, he works as a chef
  • 8. The Americans with Disabilities Act REGULATIONS IN U.S.A.:
  • 9. Purpose of the ADA Extends protection to persons with disabilities against discrimination in the private sector and in state and local government Assures equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency to persons with disabilities
  • 10. Protection Under the ADA Protects individuals defined as disabled through Section 504:  Physical or mental impairment that substantially impacts on one or more major life activities  Record of such impairment  Regarded as having such an impairment
  • 11. Protection Under the ADA It does not include:  Infectious disease that presents “direct threat”  Environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantages  Age, pregnancy, or obesity  Gender identity disorders, sexual behavior disorders, or compulsive gambling disorders  Disorders that result from the current use of illegal drugs
  • 12. Title I: Employment Applies to:  Employers with more than 15 employees (excluding federal government and private clubs)  Schools that have more than 50 employees  Employment agencies, labor organizations and labor-management committees  Qualified persons with a disability that are able to perform the essential functions of a job with or without reasonable accommodations
  • 13. Title I: Employment Requires modification that will allow an individual with disabilities to perform a specific job, including:  Making existing facilities accessible  Job restructuring/reassignment  Reduced/modified work schedules  Assistive devices  Modification of materials/policies  Readers or interpreters
  • 14. Title I: Employment To determine reasonable accommodations, consider:  Purpose and essential functions of job  Job-related limitations imposed by disability  Effectiveness of potential accommodations  Preference of individual with disability  Nature and cost of the accommodations  Financial resources of the covered entity
  • 15. Title I Enforcement It is enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Claims must be filed within 180 days of the discriminating action Complainant/ PLAINTIFF/ CLAIMANT can bring a private lawsuit Compensatory and punitive damages may be awarded
  • 16. Title II: Public Services Protects against discrimination in public transportation Includes rail or bus services Excludes air travel Includes inter-city or commuter rail services Excludes public school transportation
  • 17. Title II Enforcement Enforced by the Department of Justice Complaints must be filed within 180 days of the discrimination Complainant can bring a private lawsuit Only actual damages may be sought
  • 18. Title III: Public Accommodations Applies to:  Hotels and motels  Bars and restaurants  Theaters and museums  Stores and shopping centers  Hospitals and professional offices  Amusement parks and zoos  Nurseries and private schools  Day care centers and homeless shelters  Gyms and health clubs
  • 19. Title III Enforcement Enforced by Department of Justice and Department of Transportation Court may award injunctive relief No punitive damages available
  • 20. PODCAST LISTENING ACTIVITY WORLD REPORT ON DISABILITY- MULTIPLE CHOICE ACTIVITY LISTENING ACTIVITY https://www.who.int/publications /i/item/world-report-on-disability You
  • 21. PODCAST LISTENING ACTIVITY You are going to listen to some interviews referring to the WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION report on DISABILITY. The speaker´s name is Tom Shakespeare. Tom interviews different experts from Chile, India and Africa, as regards this REPORT ON DISABILITY. Listen to the podcast and answer the multiple choice questions.
  • 22. 1) The World Health Organisation has worked on this Report on Disability along with… a. The World Bank b. The Swiss Government c. The U.S. Government 2) Tom Shakespeare states that the C.R.P.D. has been ratified by... a. 1000 countries b. 500 countries c. 100 countries 3) Alana Officer talks about “widespread barriers in accessing services”. She states that... a. People with Disability are more likely to avoid poverty than others. b. The World Health Organisation has prepared new services in health and education for the Disabled c. Services are often unavailable for the Disabled
  • 23. 4) Somnath Chatterji states, as regards the concept of “Disability”, that: a. The concept of Disability is a problem in itself. b. Disability has to be understood as some condition of particular persons c. They have defined disability in a very different way 5) This question is related to A.K. Dube speech. A.K. Dube, from Africa, is the last person to be interviewed. A.K. Dube states that… a. Governments have to understand how to mainstream disability without any help b. What is essential is the need to disseminate the World report. c. Nowadays, the World report is, in itself , the most essential outcome