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Rehabilitation Act; Competence of Workers with Disabilities

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Questions 11 and 12: Both should be short essays in APA format.

Question 11
Explain the purposes and key provisions of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Have employee attitudes toward the disabled changed as a result of these pieces of federal legislation?

Question 12
What similarities exist between perceptions about the competence and performance of workers with disabilities and older workers? What is the validity of these perceptions?

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The solution discusses the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the competence of workers with disabilities.

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The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibited discrimination against those with disabilities by people who worked in the federal government, for the federal government, and in programs receiving help from the federal government. It also prohibited discrimination of those with disabilities by federal contractors. It extended the civil rights rules to those with disabilities in many cases. The ADA of 1990 (and amended in 2009) extended the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include the disabled. It prohibits the discrimination of disabled people in circumstances where they can be accommodated. Where the Rehabilitation Act included only the federal government and jobs related to it, the ADA extended the rights into other government and private sectors. The Rehabilitation Act included technologies and extended the rights of people with disabilities in such areas as education, employment ...

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