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Should I or Shouldn’t I?

Deciding if, when, and how to share disability-related information with a prospective or current employer can be overwhelming. The decision-making process requires answering a number of personal questions that may be different with each employment experience. There is no single right or wrong approach to disclosing a disability. The disability disclosure decision-making process can ... Read more
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Workplace Accommodation Toolkit

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) recently launched the Workplace Accommodation Toolkit, a centralized resource to assist employers during the process of recruiting, hiring and employing persons with disabilities. The Toolkit is a portal into the vast amounts of information JAN provides to promote a more inclusive environment in the workplace while maintaining compliance with ... Read more

Defining Disability

It’s critical that employers understand the diversity and prevalence of disability, as well as what it means—practically and legally—in order to ensure an inclusive workplace for all. For many, the word “disability” conjures images of individuals who use wheelchairs or who are blind or deaf. But according to a 2011 World Health Organization report, ... Read more
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Knowing When to Request Medical Information

JAN Consultants respond to a variety of inquiries from employers about the ADA rules related to asking for medical information in response to receiving an accommodation request. Sometimes employers are uneasy about making medical inquiries and requesting medical documentation. The ADA does not require employers to request medical information after receiving a request for ... Read more

Cornell — Talent Acquisition Professionals

Talent Acquisition Professionals” (TAPs), who place people with disabilities in jobs, are charged with understanding and supporting the needs of not one customer, but two. They’re responsible to those people with disabilities, whom they aid in finding a career, and they also answer to businesses that do the hiring. The ability of TAPs to ... Read more
Reasonable Accommodations

Reasonable Accommodations

Although we may be qualified to get the job done, we may need to request assistance by way of reasonable accommodations as stated under the Americans with Disabilities Act. You might wonder, “Are all employers required to make reasonable accommodations?”or “How do I make the request?”. The Job Accommodation Network has a great tool ... Read more
New Research on Disability and the Workplace

New Research on Disability and the Workplace

A recent State of the Science conference in Washington, DC, highlighted new findings in the area of disability and employment. The event, presented by the Employer Practices Rehabilitation Research Training Center (EPRRTC), offered initial findings that could help inform the way employers approach employees with disabilities. The following research may have immediate applications: EMPLOYEE ... Read more
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Federal Contractors Creating a Culture of Inclusion

March 24, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) will implement new 503 regulations for federal contractors. Contractors with more than 100 employees will be required to set an aspirational goal to achieve a workforce inclusive of 7 percent of individuals with disabilities in each job category while businesses with fewer than ... Read more
Internships plus mentoring equals a win-win

Internships + Mentoring = a Win-Win

For years, studies have shown that people who participate in college internships-where they have opportunities to be exposed to the professional workplace, enhance their networking skills, and build their résumés-become more viable candidates, increasing the likelihood they’ll get and keep a job. Surveys conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) have ... Read more

Resources

Job Accommodation Network

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides free resources and information for Job Seekers with Disabilities who have questions about self-identifying, asking for reasonable accommodations and much more!