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Title 8. Industrial Relations
Division 1. Department of Industrial Relations
Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 1. Administrative Director -Administrative Rules
Article 1.3. Public Disability Accommodations
§ 9708.1. Definitions.
(a) Auxiliary aids: services or devices that enable persons with impaired sensory, manual, or speaking skills to have an equal opportunity to participate in, and enjoy the benefits of, programs or activities.
(b) Braille: written text for use by the blind.
(c) Computer-Aided Realtime Translation (CART): a form of captioning in which spoken words are translated onto a computer screen as the words are spoken.
(d) Disability: any mental or physical disability or medical condition as defined in California Government Code section 12926 et seq., California Civil Code section 51 et seq., the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq.), or other applicable state and federal law.
(e) Disability Accommodation: actions that result in services, programs or activities being readily accessible to and useable by an individual with a disability. Reasonable disability accommodations that may be provided include physical equipment such as wheelchair ramps or other accommodations for physical access and the use of auxiliary aids and services, such as, but not limited to, assistive listening devices, texts in Braille or large print, audio recordings, or Computer Aided Realtime Translation (CART) reporters. Reasonable disability accommodations may also include reasonable modification of policies and procedures.
(f) Disability Accommodation Request: a written or oral request for an accommodation that is needed for a disability.
(g) Disability Coordinator: An individual who handles disability accommodation issues for the public on behalf of the Division of Workers' Compensation.
(h) Division of Workers' Compensation ( “Division”): The Division of the Department of Industrial Relations overseeing the state's workers' compensation system. The Division includes its headquarters, administrative offices, the district offices servicing workers' compensation cases and includes other offices and locations used by the Division when conducting business, including but not limited to, the holding of public hearings.
(i) Individual with a Disability: an individual seeking to access or participate in the Division's services, programs or activities who has a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more major life activities, or has a record of such impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment, as covered by California Government Code section 12926 et seq., California Civil Code section 51 et seq., the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq.), or other applicable state and federal law.
(j) Requestor: a member of the public, a representative, relative or friend of a member of the public, or any other participant who requests disability accommodation on behalf of himself, herself, or another individual with a disability to use or participate in a program, activity or service of the Division.
(k) Statewide Disability Coordinator: The individual who handles disability accommodation issues for the public statewide on behalf of the Division of Workers' Compensation.
Note: Authority: Sections 111(a), 133, 138.2 and 5307.3, Labor Code; and Section 11138 Government Code. Reference: Sections 51, 54, 54.1 and 54.8, Civil Code; Sections 11135 and 11351(c), Government Code; and 42 USC Sections 12102, 12111, 12112, 12113, 12131 and 12132.
1. New article 1.3 (sections 9708.1-9708.6) and section filed 1-19-2012; operative 2-18-2012 (Register 2012, No. 3).
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