Persons with disabilities (11 - 18 of 18 items)
Americans With Disabilities Act: Effects of the Law on Access to Goods and Services
PEMD-94-14AC: Published: Jun 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has increased disabled persons' access to goods and services provided by businesses and state and local governments, focusing on: (1) the changes in accessibility for disabled persons; (2) the most common accessibility barriers; (3) the changes in business owners' awareness of their resp...
Social Security Administration's Program for Reviewing the Continuing Eligibility of Disabled Persons
121775: Jun 30, 1983
GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) efforts over the past 2 years in reexamining the continued eligibility of persons on the disability rolls. These reexaminations are referred to as continuing disability investigations (CDI's). SSA has taken several initiatives over the past year to improve the review process, and the Secretary of Health and Human Services recently announced...
Federal Efforts To Provide Employment Opportunities and Enforce Labor Standards in Sheltered Workshops
121427: May 18, 1983
GAO discussed Federal efforts in providing employment opportunities and enforcing labor standards in sheltered workshops. GAO stated that the Committee for Purchase From the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped and the Department of Labor have taken many actions to implement past recommendations. However, additional steps are needed, particularly in regard to oversight of the central nonprofit age...
Social Security Administration's Beneficiary Rehabilitation Program
HRD-81-22: Published: Nov 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1980.
GAO reviewed the Beneficiary Rehabilitation Program (BRP) of the Social Security Administration (SSA). The primary purpose of BRP is to provide savings to the trust funds by returning as many disabled beneficiaries as possible to the work force, thereby terminating their social security disability benefits. GAO focused on the question of whether available data could be used to determine the progra...
EEO Progress in the Federal Government in the Seventies
112496: Jun 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 2, Spring 1980. GAO has devoted considerable time to reviews of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) activities and programs. These included studies of discrimination in providing services under Federal financial assistance programs, assessment of school desegregation efforts, Federal agency EEO programs, employment discrimination in skilled cr...
Better Reevaluations of Handicapped Persons in Sheltered Workshops Could Increase Their Opportunities for Competitive Employment
HRD-80-34: Published: Mar 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1980.
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) reevaluate handicapped persons employed in sheltered workshops on an annual basis to determine their potential for competitive employment. A review was conducted to determine how effectively RSA managed these evaluations.With better management oversight, RSA and some States could be more effective in prov...
How Federal Developmental Disabilities Programs Are Working
HRD-80-43: Published: Feb 20, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1980.
GAO was requested to make a comprehensive examination of the overall administration and operation of four developmental disability programs: (1) State Formula Grant, (2) State Protection and Advocacy, (3) Special Projects, and (4) University-Affiliated Facilities. These programs were designed to improve and coordinate services to the developmentally disabled and to protect their rights. The 2 mill...
Implementation of Randolph-Sheppard Act
FPCD-79-26: Published: Feb 27, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1979.
A comparison was made of Department of Defense (DOD) and Postal Service regulations regarding vending machine income with the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) implementing regulations and the Randolph-Sheppard Act Amendments of 1974 to determine if they were consistent and implemented properly in Texas.The DOD regulations were notably inconsistent with HEW regulations concerning...