Accessibility and accommodation requests

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Meryl Evans
Meryl Evans Member (Full) Posts: 16
edited April 2023 in Workplace and Employment

A U.S. employer may have a person fill out an accommodation request form. Some may ask about a disability. Some may go so far as to require a doctor's signature. What are the best practices for accessibility paperwork in the U.S.?

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  • Sydney Breslow
    Sydney Breslow Member (Full) Posts: 5
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    The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a really helpful resource for both employers and employees in understanding reasonable accommodations in the workplace. https://askjan.org/index.cfm

  • Jonathan Marriott
    Jonathan Marriott Member (Full) Posts: 3
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    @Meryl Evans - I had no idea that some employers require a doctor's signature! Just speaking from my personal perspective, I wonder how this would work for people who are part of the neurodivergent community. Thanks for sharing this, it's something I really want to look into further and I'm keen to hear other people's experiences as well as best practices!