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Actors with Disabilities

Disability, Diversity and Inclusion After successfully working with Netflix casting to find a young actress that authentically used a wheelchair for their series “The Healing Powers of Dude” abilityE became a reality. The system helps connect talented performers with disabilities to the entertainment industry. Studios and casting offices have ... Read more

Section 503

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended Employment under Federal contracts Amount of contracts or subcontracts; provision for employment and advancement of qualified individuals with disabilities; regulations Section 503 requires affirmative action for qualified individuals with disabilities for all ... Read more
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Online Career Fair – ACCESSIBLE platform for Job Seekers with Disabilities

the ACCESSIBLE revolution! ABILITY Job Fair (AJF is a service of ABILITYCorps.org) presents an accessible face to face video career fair technology to corporations, governments and non-profits so they may actively recruit candidates in the most human and efficient way available. This is the first platform to emulate the live career ... Read more
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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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Read more
To ask? or not to ask. Knowing when to request medical information - Job Accommodation Network

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 ... 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. ... 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 ... 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 ... 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!