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[Excerpt] This article has three specific purposes: first, to show the importance of the ADA to hospitality practitioners; second, to illustrate the need for hospitality educators to take a leading role in addressing issues regarding the employment of disabled people; and finally, to illustrate how hospitality educators can use this case method to not just discuss the substance of the law itself, but to actually involve students in issues surrounding this legislation. Only in this way will students begin to develop the strategies necessary to deal with the interpersonal implications and complexities of managing in the ADA era. This article describes the major provisions of the legislation. Then it presents a classroom module, and follows with a case that can be used to stimulate discussion in almost any management class.


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© Taylor & Francis. Final version published as: Fitzgerald, M. J., & Brownell, J. (1994). Preparing students for workplace challenges: Introducing a module on the ADA. Hospitality & Tourism Educator, 6(2), 59-62. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.