Business Relations Program Products and Services: ADAAA and Other Legislation

ADAAA Resources

When it comes to the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA), ADRS and READI-Net are your education and resource link. Not a compliance or enforcement agency, ADRS and its Business Relations Consultants provide your company with technical assistance and training on the ADA . Our expertise covers a variety of ADA topics including:

  • employment mandates 
  • interviewing issues 
  • reasonable accommodations 
  • undue burden 
  • architectural accessibility 
  • updates on case law and EEOC decisions 
  • identification of essential functions 

The use of simple techniques can help employers identify and differentiate between essential and marginal tasks on a job. ADRS business relations consultants have assisted many Alabama businesses through train-the-trainer sessions to either develop or improve job descriptions. These become tools for improved pre-hire screening or identification of needed accommodations.

See training programs on this website for more details on specific in-service training tied to the ADA.  

In addition to in-service training for your company, the business relations consultants are also available for one-on-one consulting. We serve as your link to accommodation resources including brailling printed materials, finding a qualified interpreter for an individual who is deaf, or making a meeting room accessible. And most recently, we now assist with diversity in the workplace along with emergency preparedness for customers and employees with disabilities in YOUR workplace.

As part of our services, ADRS rehabilitation technology specialists situated at strategic locations around the state can also provide an on-site accessibility review and offers solutions for improvements in access to or within your business. Whether you need a refresher course on accessibility and accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or an examination of your site to determine potential trouble spots, ADRS is your resource on the ADA.

Other Employment Law

Many times, different pieces of federal legislation overlap and create real workplace challenges for companies trying to do the right thing when it comes to accommodations and disabilities.  

Legislation such as the Rehabilitation Act – Section 503 for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA) can have a significant impact on your assistance to persons with disabilities, including our country’s wounded warriors who are returning to the workplace newly disabled.  

Let us help you maneuver through these unpredictable waters with some extra help from Peggy Anderson, administrator of our Business Relations Program, READI-Net.