The final regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (“ADAAA”) are effective today, May 24, 2011. As you probably know, the new regulations highlight the ADAAA’s broader definition of disability. This means more individuals will be considered disabled, thus qualifying for protection under the ADA. The focus now will likely be on the accommodation process, instead of whether someone qualifies as disabled under the regulations.
Vicki Sproat prepared a newsletter highlighting important parts of the new regulations, which we e-blasted to our subscribers last month. If you missed it, you can download a copy here.