There are an estimated 1.4 million wheelchair users in the United States (Kraus, 1996).
People use wheelchairs for a variety of reasons, the most common reason being paralysis from spinal cord injuries.
In this edition of re Search we explore the topic of workplace accommodations for individuals with disabilities. For example, it prohibits discrimination in recruitment, hiring, promotions, training, pay, social activities, and other privileges of employment.
Census Bureau, 2009 American Community Survey presented in the Annual Disability Statistics Compendium 2010 by the RRTC on Disability Statistics and Demographics individuals with disabilities comprise 12 percent of the total U. The Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects the rights of individuals with disabilities in obtaining and maintaining employment—specifically: Title I requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide qualified individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from the full range of employment-related opportunities available to others.
The services that JAN provides benefit private employers of all sizes, government agencies, employee representatives, service providers, and individuals with disabilities.