10
Jul
2012

Recognition of the Electromagnetic Sensitivity as a Disability Under the ADA

The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) is the Federal agency devoted to the accessibility for people with disabilities. The Access Board is responsible for developing and maintaining accessibility guidelines to ensure that newly constructed and altered buildings and facilities covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Architectural Barriers Act are accessible to and usable by people with disabilities. In November 1999, the Access Board issued a proposed rule to revise and update its accessibility guidelines. During the public comment period on the proposed rule, the Access Board received approximately 600 comments from individuals with multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS) and electromagnetic sensitivities (EMS).

The Board has taken the commentary very seriously and acted upon it. As stated in the Background for its Final Rule Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities; Recreation Facilities that was published in September 2002:

''The Board recognizes that multiple chemical sensitivities and electromagnetic sensitivities may be considered disabilities under the ADA if they so severely impair the neurological, respiratory or other functions of an individual that it substantially limits one or more of the individual s major life activities. The Board plans to closely examine the needs of this population, and undertake activities that address accessibility issues for these individuals''.

Following its recognition of electro sensitivity and its declaration of commitment to attend to the needs of the electromagnetic sensitive, the Access Board contracted the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) to examine how to accommodate the needs of the electro sensitive in federally funded buildings. In 2005 the NIBS issued a report.

The link for the report: http://web.archive.org/web/20060714175343/ieq.nibs.org/ieq_project.pdf


NCEHS Petitions the National Council on Disability to Address Chemical and Electrical Sensitivities; Public Comment Periods Thursday and Friday

29 organizations and 350 individuals have signed on in support of the 6 NCEHS recommendations for action by the National Council on Disability (NCD) to address some of the needs of people with chemical and electrical sensitivities.

Thanks for YOUR help in making this effort a success! I had intended to be in the audience at the NCD Quarterly Board Meeting in Washington, DC this Thursday and Friday, to present public comment in person, but projected DC temps of 102 and high ozone levels forced me to rethink that decision. So, I ll join the meeting by phone. Public Comment is scheduled for Thursday, July 26, 4:30-5:00 EDT and Friday, July 27, 11:00-11:30 EDT. Call-in number (800)239-9838 Passcode 1412617, Conference Leader: Aaron Bishop. During the public comment period the NCD accepts statements on any topic but is particularly interested this time around in discovering what the public believes should be included in the NCD s 2012 statutorily mandated Progress Report to the President and Congress. The Progress report needs to address our issues! You can send written comment in support of the NCEHS recommendations to the National Council on Disability. Address your statement to PublicComment@ncd.gov using the subject ''Public Comment.'' Please copy marylamielle@ncehs.org.

For more information:
Mary Lamielle, National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, (856)429-5358 or (856)816-8820; marylamielle(at)ncehs.org


Informant: Isis Feral



More about the theme:

http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/search?q=electromagnetic
http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=electromagnetic
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/search?q=guidelines
http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=guidelines
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/search?q=disability
http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=disability
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/search?q=sensitiv
http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=sensitiv
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/search?q=EHS
http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=EHS
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/search?q=MCS
http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=MCS
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/search?q=neurologic
http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=neurologic

Bürgerwelle News

Suche

 

Aktuelle Beiträge

Controversial mobile...
Blackpool Gazette Campaigners have won their fight...
Starmail - 21. Sep, 14:06
Handy explodiert schon...
Giga Erneut ist ein Handy des chinesischen Herstellers...
Starmail - 17. Sep, 22:06
Plans to install 20m...
Hemel Today A resident who lives on Ashtree Way, has...
Starmail - 16. Sep, 14:11
Volkacher wehren sich...
Main-Post Zum einen lehnt der Stadtrat weiterhin ab,...
Starmail - 16. Sep, 14:02
Handy-Gefahr im Verkehr:...
NDR.de Der Blick aufs Smartphone während der...
Starmail - 14. Sep, 15:28

Archiv

September 2021
August 2021
Juli 2021
Juni 2021
Mai 2021
April 2021
März 2021
Februar 2021
Januar 2021
Dezember 2020
November 2020
Oktober 2020
September 2020
August 2020
Juli 2020
Juni 2020
Mai 2020
April 2020
März 2020
Februar 2020
Januar 2020
Dezember 2019
November 2019
Oktober 2019
September 2019
August 2019
Juli 2019
Juni 2019
Mai 2019
April 2019
März 2019
Februar 2019
Januar 2019
Dezember 2018
November 2018
Oktober 2018
September 2018
August 2018
Juli 2018
Juni 2018
Mai 2018
April 2018
März 2018
Februar 2018
Januar 2018
Dezember 2017
November 2017
Oktober 2017
September 2017
August 2017
Juli 2017
Juni 2017
Mai 2017
April 2017
März 2017
Februar 2017
Januar 2017
Dezember 2016
November 2016
Oktober 2016
September 2016
August 2016
Juli 2016
Juni 2016
Mai 2016
April 2016
März 2016
Februar 2016
Januar 2016
Dezember 2015
November 2015
Oktober 2015
September 2015
August 2015
Juli 2015
Juni 2015
Mai 2015
April 2015
März 2015
Februar 2015
Januar 2015
Dezember 2014
November 2014
Oktober 2014
September 2014
August 2014
Juli 2014
Juni 2014
Mai 2014
April 2014
März 2014
Februar 2014
Januar 2014
Dezember 2013
November 2013
Oktober 2013
September 2013
August 2013
Juli 2013
Juni 2013
Mai 2013
April 2013
März 2013
Februar 2013
Januar 2013
Dezember 2012
November 2012
Oktober 2012
September 2012
August 2012
Juli 2012
Juni 2012
Mai 2012
April 2012
März 2012
Februar 2012
Januar 2012
Dezember 2011
November 2011
Oktober 2011
September 2011
August 2011
Juli 2011
Juni 2011
Mai 2011
April 2011
März 2011
Februar 2011
Januar 2011
Dezember 2010
November 2010
Oktober 2010
September 2010
August 2010
Juli 2010
Juni 2010
Mai 2010
April 2010
März 2010
Februar 2010
Januar 2010
Dezember 2009
November 2009

Status

Online seit 4324 Tagen
Zuletzt aktualisiert: 21. Sep, 14:06

User Status

Du bist nicht angemeldet.

Credits

Knallgrau New Media Solutions - Web Agentur f?r neue Medien

powered by Antville powered by Helma


xml version of this page
xml version of this page (summary)

twoday.net AGB