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Many businesses employ contingent workers sourced through staffing agencies to support their operational needs. When it comes to applying the ADA, staffing agencies and client employers sometimes misinterpret their individual and joint responsibilities to accommodate workers with disabilities and abide by the law. See JAN’s practical guidance on this topic in, Practical Guidance on Contingent Workers and the ADA at


COVID-19 vaccine-related workplace accommodation questions vary. JAN offers information on this topic. See FAQ: COVID-19 Vaccination and the ADA at


JAN provides individualized consultation and resources to assist various audiences. Services for individuals with disabilities include one-on-one consultation about all aspects of job accommodations, including the accommodation process, accommodation ideas, product vendors, referral to other resources, and ADA compliance assistance. Learn more at


Workers With Long COVID-19: You May Be Entitled to Workplace Accommodations | U.S. Department of Labor Blog


JAN Principal Consultant Linda Batiste offers expert guidance on Long COVID and the ADA in the latest release of the U.S. Department of Labor Blog. See Workers with Long COVID-19: You May Be Entitled to Workplace Accommodations at


From the beginning, to the dark years, to a future perspective, receive a quick ADA history lesson in this informative JAN article from 2020 -


Apprenticeships – Cape – Youth


CAPE-Youth works to improve employment outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities. Through the apprenticeships initiative, CAPE-Youth offers resources for expanding diversity and inclusion in apprenticeship, provides examples of inclusive state apprenticeships, and shares recently published briefs from the Apprenticeship Inclusion Model (AIM). Learn how work-based learning opportunities can benefit all individuals in the workforce, including individuals with disabilities.


Happy ADA week! Yesterday marked the 31st anniversary of the 1990 signing of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. This landmark legislation has helped increase access and opportunity for people with disabilities in our nation’s workplaces and communities.


Webinar Registration: July 29 2021


The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion and the Office of Disability Employment Policy will host a webinar on "The ADA @ 31: A Conversation with Bobby Silverstein and Susan Mazrui" on July 29 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.


“The employment provisions of the ADA are at their core about inclusion — helping to understand and remedy the many ways we make spaces, or workplaces, inclusive of people with disabilities. My mother would often ask me to explain what studying geography had to do with disability. Fair question. Geography to her was about maps, rivers, countries, and mountains — Jeopardy questions! My response would always be, discrimination and exclusion are inherently spatial processes.” – Kimberly Cordingly, JAN Lead Consultant



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