I reviewed the Fall 2022- Age and Weight Discrimination, ADA Physical Job Requirements and ADA Accommodations presentation.
I found the Age and Weight discrimination interesting and specifically how companies use phasing people out due to lack of technology experience for those over 40. Age and weight discrimination are both forms of bias that can have significant negative impacts on individuals and society as a whole. Age discrimination, also known as ageism, involves treating someone unfairly or making assumptions about them based on age. This can affect both younger and older individuals. This presentation did a good job showing how Ageism can manifest in various areas of life, including employment, healthcare, education, and social interactions.
Weight Discrimination, or weightism, is discrimination based on a person’s weight or body size. This can lead to stigma, bias, and unfair treatment. Both age and weight discrimination can lead to negative outcomes for individuals and society, including reduced productivity, increased mental health issues, and perpetuation of harmful stereotypes. It’s essential to promote inclusivity, empathy, and understanding in order to combat these forms of discrimination. Education, raising awareness, implementing, and enforcing anti-discrimination laws, and fostering respectful dialogue are steps toward addressing these issues and creating a more equitable and just society. I found this to be an interesting area of discussion. This team had a good discussion and could definitely have continued follow-up discussions as the technology continues to advance.