**Updated reading of today’s blog, How Accommodating are You, and JANs Workplace Accommodation Tool Kit through page 16. The rest will be posted under a new blog/podcast**
If you work in employment of any sort, you know about the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and the basic tenets of compliance.
Today I received a great notification from JAN, the Job Accommodation Network. JAN is a free service that is provided by the US DOLs Office of Disability Employment Policy.
Did you know that JAN offers a free comprehensive resource for employers in the form of a digital toolkit. Everything and anything you want to know to go above and beyond in creating a disability-inclusive workplace for people with disabilities in all phases of the employment life cycle can be found here and it costs nothing but your time.
This is resource with specific information for Recruiters and Hiring Managers, Supervisors and Managers, Internal Reasonable Accommodation Subject Matter Experts (SME)/Consultants, Information Technology Team Members, and Employees with Disabilities and Their Allies.
Here is a link to the free JAN Workplace Accommodation Toolkit PDF, but please do visit the JAN to learn all about what they have to offer and the additional services they provide to help you learn more.
I am going to provide a reading by section of the Employers’ Practical Guide to Reasonable Accommodation Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) aka the JAN Workplace Accommodation Toolkit.
The JAN ADA Library – https://askjan.org/ADA-Library.cfm
Definition of employee, see EEOC’s Threshold Issues, Section 2-III-A-1
ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), see JAN’s A to Z on the ADAAA
Definition of disability, visit How to Determine Whether a Person has a Disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
About essential functions, visit the EEOC’s Title I Technical Assistance Manual, section 2.3(a)
About reasonable accommodation under the ADA, visit Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship (EEOC Guidance)