For Employers in the Workforce
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Guide to Hiring People with Disabilities
The Curb Cuts to the Middle Class Initiative created a resource guide for employers entitled, Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining, and Promoting People with Disabilities. The guide provides tips on recruiting people with disabilities of all ages, making sure that the interview process is equal for all applicants, promoting best practices for respecting, promoting, and retaining employees with disabilities, and supporting them with reasonable accommodations. Federally funded agency and agency-partner resources for employers are included in the appendices. The Curb Cuts to the Middle Class Initiative, is a federal cross-agency effort working to increase equal employment opportunities and financial independence for individuals with disabilities.
To get more information on this initiative: Building "Curb Cuts to the Middle Class"
Employers’ Practical Guide to Reasonable Accommodation Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The guide is published by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), a free service through the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy. JAN consultants provide job accommodation information to employers. JAN consultants have developed practical ideas to help employers provide job accommodations and comply with the ADA. The Guide is a summary of some of the most frequent issues that employers have regarding accommodations and ADA compliance and JAN's practical ideas for resolving them.
Guide for Accessible Meetings and Events
ADA.gov Accessible Meeting Information
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) National Network has created A Planning Guide for Making Temporary Events Accessible to People with Disabilities. The guide provides tips from ADA experts to assist planners, managers, operators, and building owners in making events, such as festivals, concerts, and sporting events, accessible to people with disabilities. It also covers various aspects of the event including: communication access, vendors, volunteers, signage of the event, sidewalks and curb ramps, entrances and location of elevators.
Planning Accessible Meetings and Conferences: A Suggested Checklist and Guide
The checklist and guide was developed at the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies. To download the guide, go to: http://tinyurl.com/jw9uq4m.