The Americans with Disabilities Act: Implications for Older Adults


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What is a modification that can improve accessibility for an individual with a disability without causing great difficulty or expense to an employer?

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1. How does the Americans with Disabilities Act benefit older adults who want to remain in the workplace?

2. Would an employer be in violation of the ADA if an employee who needed support because of blindness was refused an accommodation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will find out what you know about the Americans with Disabilities Act and its impact on older adults. All of the quiz questions are in multiple-choice format.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • How the act helps older adults
  • The phrase that describes the intent of the act the best
  • What legislation is the act modeled after
  • In which areas the act prohibits discrimination
  • The term for modifications to increase accessibility for individuals with disabilities

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the act's impact on older adults
  • Interpreting information - make sure you understand the legislation that served as a model for the Americans with Disabilities Act

Additional Learning

The lesson titled The Americans with Disabilities Act: Implications for Older Adults provides more information about this legislation. Learning objectives for this lesson include the following:

  • Know what issues older adults faced in the United States before the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed
  • Explain the passing of the act in 1990
  • Discuss the act's impact on the workplace