I tried reaching out to my health insurance to approve the equipment I needed to accommodate my mobility issues, but unfortunately for me, mobility equipment for the use outside of the home is not covered what-so-ever through the Medicaid/Medicare health insurance.
I was referred to my local organizations, but that just provided a false hope. It was then suggested to me to ask the department of transportation, my friends, family, churches or any one else to help me out.
There are three ways in which a worker can qualify for protection under the ADA: For an impairment to be a legal disability, it must be long term.
Temporary impairments, such as pregnancy or broken bones, are not covered by the ADA (but may be covered by other laws.) Accommodating a worker means providing assistance or making changes in the job or workplace that will enable the worker to do the job.
Mobility is one of the most important, most overlooked, and most frustrating issue to overcome for someone in a wheelchair to face on a daily basis.
When you have wheelchair, like an electric power chair, they tend to be big and bulky.
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified people with disabilities who are applicants or employees unless doing so would cause the employer, 'undue hardship (yikes - another article).' In general, accommodations are any changes in a work environment or the way things are customarily done that enable people with disabilities to enjoy equal employment opportunities.
There are three categories considered to be, 'reasonable accommodations': The duty to provide reasonable accommodations is a fundamental statutory requirement due to the nature of discrimination people with disabilities face.
The ADA and most state laws protect "qualified workers with disabilities." Thus, someone must be a qualified worker and must have a legally recognized disability to be protected by the ADA. A qualified worker is a worker who can perform most basic and necessary job duties, with or without some form of accommodation.
Prior to me outlining some of the major accomodations, I first wanted to give you a glossary of terms most used concerning amputation: AK- Above the Knee, BK- Below the Knee Bilateral- Both Legs, Feet, Arms or Hands, Congenital- Born without Limbs or Digets, Myoelectrics- Upper Extremity Prostheses powered electronically, Orthosis- A devise used to stabilize/support a body part, Prostheses- A devise used to replace a body part, Socket- The portion of the Prostheses that fits over the remaining limb or stump, Terminals- Hand hooks that are controlled by the wearer.
The type of amputation and prostheses will dictate if the individual needs to be accommodated for a Gross Motor Impairment or a Fine Motor Impairment.
They can weigh 300 pounds and up, making them too heavy for a person to lift on their own.
They don't always fit into public transportation, and the price tag for a wheelchair accessible vehicle even in the used realm is a very pricey item. You'd be better off to purchase one, if you have upwards of ,000.