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The Disabilities Act of 1990

Research a regulation [e.g., Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) or a local state or federal law] impacting adult learning. Locate a court case that relates to your selected regulation.
a. Identify the regulation
b. Describe the selected court case
c. Analyze the relationship between the court case and the regulation
1) Explain the violation or disputed issue
2) Explain the outcome
d. Discuss how this issue(s) relates to regulations that might impact facilitation in an adult learning situation.

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a) Identify the regulation: The Disabilities Act of 1990 forbids discrimination against persons with a disability that "physically or mentally impairs them by substantially limiting them in an activity." An exemption to this would be anyone who "poses a threat to others."

b) Court Case-Bennett H. Klein (representing a dentist being sued) vs. Mrs. Abbott
c) Supreme Court tried case during ...

Solution Summary

The Disabilities Act of 1990 is clarified. References are also provided to further validate the findings.