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The Inevitable Foundation: No DEI without Disability

The Inevitable Foundation: No DEI without Disability

“There is no diversity, equity & inclusion without disability” a phrase now illuminated across multiple city billboards. ABILITY Magazine’s George Kaplan sits down with the masterminds behind the bright and bold ad campaign and co-founders of the Inevitable Foundation, Richie Siegel and Marisa Torelli-Pedevska. During their conversation, they discuss ... Read more
EEOC Issues Revised Publications on the Employment Rights of People with Specific Disabilities

EEOC Issues Revised Publications on the Employment Rights of People with Specific Disabilities

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued four revised documents on protection against disability discrimination, pursuant to the goal of the agency’s Strategic Plan to provide up-to-date guidance on the requirements of antidiscrimination laws. The documents address how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to applicants ... Read more
Case for Green Jobs

Case for Green Jobs

The percentage of total employment associated with green goods and services has increased in the United States over the past several years, presenting employment opportunities in a number of related emerging fields. Green-economy jobs hold promise for people with disabilities, and inclusion practices would also improve the outlook in ... Read more
Actors with Disabilities

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

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
Online Career Fair – ACCESSIBLE platform for Job Seekers with Disabilities

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
Should I or Shouldn’t I?

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
Workplace Accommodation Toolkit

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

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
Knowing When to Request Medical Information

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

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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!

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