A public entity or private business conducting a workshop cannot require an individual with a disability to bring another individual to interpret for him or her.
In order to be viewed as a disability under the ADA, an impairment must substantially limit one or more major life activities. An individual's major life activities of respiratory or neurological functioning may be substantially limited by allergies or sensitivity to a degree that he or she is a person with a disability.Â For example this may include an individual with severe nut allergies, the symptoms of which may include difficulty swallowing and breathing.
Our church is sponsoring a seminar that is open to non-church members, and attendees must purchase a ticket. An attendee is sensitive to perfumes, lotions, after shave, etc. and has asked that we request that all attendees not wear any chemicals or fragrances.
- When is an organization or business required to provide an interpreter?
Public entities and private businesses have responsibilities under the ADA to furnish appropriate auxiliary aids and services where necessary to ensure effective communication with individuals with disabilities. A qualified sign language interpreter is considered an auxiliary aid or service.
Buildings or outdoor venues designed for complete accessibility can become inaccessible without proper attention when setting up temporary events such as your crafts workshop.Â A poorly placed extension cord can make your crafts workshop venue unusable to people with mobility disabilities. In regards to the ADA, the extension cords need to be addressed if they are obstructing the accessible route or access to craft workshop activities for people with disabilities.