<snip> Secondly, If I am in this building and I hire a person with a disability... lets say they are wheelchair bound. If I hire them, is it my problem, the building owner's problem, or the employee's problem that they can't make it up the stairs? And if I make a product that only works on IE 5.5, and an employee comes and says "well, I only use lynx", does that mean I am liable for not providing them with a lynx-ready version? </snip> This from the FAQ at Job Accommodation Network, a service of the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy http://janweb.icdi.wvu.edu/ #5: What is reasonable accommodation? In relation to the ADA, reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job or the work environment that will enable a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to participate in the application process or to perform essential job functions. Reasonable accommodation also includes adjustments to assure that a qualified individual with a disability has rights and privileges in employment equal to those of employees without disabilities. JAN Consultants CAN provide callers with various accommodation solution ideas for a specific situation. JAN consultants cannot tell callers what is reasonable for a specific situation but are able to provide guidance regarding the ADA's definition of reasonable accommodation from the EEOC, the enforcing agency for the ADA, and the courts. So, it would seem that the employer may well be obligated to make accommodation, be it a ramp for an employee who uses a wheelchair, or a text reader for someone who is visually impaired. I trust that your reluctance to accept the ADA guidelines is for the sake of argument only, not because you don't give a damn about people with disabilities. On the other hand, Sandra Day O'Connor apparently isn't a fan of the ADA either. <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A29110-2002Mar14.html> And last but not least, 2001's Wackiest Employment Lawsuits: <http://www.law.com/cgi-bin/gx.cgi/AppLogic%20FTContentServer?pagename=law/V iew&c=Article&cid=ZZZGX58HVKC&live=true&cst=1&pc=0&pa=0&s=News&ExpIgnore=tru e&showsummary=0> Andy Hardacker -- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt ! The contents of this e-mail are intended for the named addressee only. It contains information that may be confidential. Unless you are the named addressee or an authorized designee, you may not copy or use it, or disclose it to anyone else. If you received it in error please notify us immediately and then destroy it.