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US Department of Labor to recognize importance of disability, equity in workforce during National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2022 | U.S. Department of Labor


The U.S. Department of Labor announced that, in recognition of the vital role people with disabilities play in making the nation's workforce diverse and inclusive, "Disability: Part of the Equity Equation" has been chosen as the theme for NDEAM 2022. Read the news release:


Promoting Pride, in Our Work and in Ourselves | U.S. Department of Labor Blog


Happy Pride! In recognition of Pride month, ODEP posted “Promoting Pride, in Our Work and in Ourselves” to educate employers about policies and best practices to build inclusive organizations for all diverse groups, including those in the LGBTQI+ community. Read the blog:


Employees and employers alike contact JAN for assistance combating sleep disorders. Register today for a free and informative webcast on accommodation solutions related to sleep disorders. 9/22/22 @2 ET.


The latest edition of the JAN Newsletter is available! This edition focuses on ADA medical inquiry rules and includes links to practical Q&As and a new JAN resource about what medical documentation professionals can provide for ADA purposes. Read the JAN Newsletter:


Wondering what’s new in the world of assistive technology (AT)? Are you curious about equipment and technology-related accommodation trends? Don’t miss JAN’s AT Update webcast, 8/11/22 @2 ET.


Individuals experiencing migraines and headaches who meet the ADA’s definition of disability may be entitled to reasonable accommodations. Learn more: “Managing Headaches in the Workplace”




It’s a best practice for organizations to consider Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) as interconnected strands rather than separate pieces. Learn more:


Are you a health care provider assisting a patient in requesting ADA accommodations? Check-out JAN’s Practical Guidance for Medical Professionals: Providing Sufficient Medical Documentation in Support of a Patient's Accommodation Request:


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EARN offers a step-by-step framework to ensure disability is included in your organization’s DEIA plan: “Including Disability in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Priorities: Building A Maturity Model” at


What healthcare professionals can provide medical documentation to support an employee’s accommodation request? Find the answer in “Who Can Provide Medical Documentation for ADA Purposes?”



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