Improving Your Rural Business with the ADA

  • Freeman, Steven A.;
  • Whitman, Scott

Improving Your Rural Business with the ADA is a self-contained training resource package targeted toward rural business owners. It is a program that can be used to assist rural business owners as well as other community members in understanding and implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Business owners will learn how the ADA can have a positive impact on their businesses. Priority is given to providing information to help improve attitudes of business owners toward the ADA an people with disabilities.

This resource package includes a 13-minute videotape about making rural businesses more accessible, copy-ready overhead transparencies, handouts, and brochures. The package also includes a leader's guide that will help in organizing and conducting an ADA training session in your community.

Specifically, this package will help rural business owners:

  • Gain better understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Learn how the law can benefit their businesses
  • Increase positive community awareness of people with disabilities
  • Become aware of the attitudinal and physical barriers present in their businesses
  • Learn practical solutions to remove such barriers
  • Become acquainted with resource agencies available to answer questions relating to the ADA

This research abstract was extracted from a portion of the proceedings of "Agricultural Safety and Health: Detection, Prevention and Intervention," a conference presented by the Ohio State University and the Ohio Department of Health, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

S.D. Whitman and S.A. Freeman, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

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