Happy Friday! Since posting a short list of websites to help you find assistance and information on assistive technology and accommodations, it’s been pointed out to me that my list was woefully lacking, as I didn’t take the time to also address employers and what they can do to help understand and locate proper accommodations with employees needing additional assistance. While there’s no way I can hope to list them all here, here are a few more helpful places to check into!
- https://askjan.org/ The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.
- http://www.askearn.org/ This website—AskEARN.org—is the initiative’s online hub, serving as a centralized source of employer-focused tools, resources and publications on disability inclusion. Check out our easy-to-navigate information on a wide range of topics, from recruiting qualified job candidates to tax incentives for hiring people with disabilities.
- http://drivedisabilityemployment.org/ The purpose of this user-friendly site is to share information on state policies, practices, technical assistance initiatives, and outcomes that are focused directly or indirectly on the employment of individuals with disabilities. By visiting this site, State government leaders, policy-makers, disability advocates, and other stakeholders can learn about what is working in the area of disability employment.
- http://www.peatworks.org/ The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) is a multi-faceted initiative to foster collaboration and action around accessible technology in the workplace
I hope you find these helpful. Have a great weekend and don’t forget to like us on Facebook!