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INFO LINE HELPS BUSINESSES COMPLY WITH AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT

 INFO LINE HELPS BUSINESSES COMPLY WITH AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT
 BURLINGAME, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Business people nationwide now can get information on how to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) with a single phone call.
 ADA Info Line, a 900 number service headquartered in Silicon Valley, provides information such as what questions can and cannot be asked during an interview; what information needs to be removed from existing personnel files; when -- and if -- an employer can request a physical exam; and new requirements in designing office space.
 The service costs $1 per minute. Callers can both listen to the information and have a document faxed to them that describes -- in simple terms -- any part of the new law.
 "Business people are finding that it's hard to know which part of the Americans with Disabilities Act affects them," said Dr. Lloyd Yam, president of E.A. TECH in Burlingame, which is providing the ADA Info Line. "Obtaining the information also can be difficult. We want to make it easy for a business person on a budget to get the information they need."
 Yam said the 900 service provides accurate information at low cost, and in a form that can be used by virtually any business. The number is 1-900-RUNS-ADA.
 Yam said some small businesses may be able to claim a tax credit of up to 50 percent of "eligible access expenditures" for the purpose of complying with the ADA.
 Businesses that fail to comply with the ADA face a $50,000 fine for the first offense. The new law becomes effective July 26. ADA Info Line uses AT&T MultiQuest(R) 900 Service.
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 /CONTACT: Dr. Lloyd Yam of E.A. Tech, 415-342-7664; or Gary Pike of AT&T, 415-442-2245/
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