[lit-ideas] Re: amazing employment application questions

  • From: Robert Paul <rpaul@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2006 18:50:24 -0700

JimKandJulieB@xxxxxxx wrote:

I of course answered "yes". But the "w/ or w/out reasonable accommodations" has so many variables, is so nebulous, as to be astonishing. What are "reasonable accomodations"? Bathroom breaks? Typewriters that work? Chairs?

'Reasonable accomodations' is a term of art in the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. It means about what you'd think it means, and is explicable pretty much in terms of what you'd need given your disablity, whatever it is, over and above the standard equipment and access that non-disabled persons have. (Don't ask me to define 'standard.')

See, e.g. http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/index.php/Disability_law

Robert Paul
Reed College
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