23 Sep

Don’t Break the Bank — Low Cost Accommodations Do Exist!

What do tennis balls, a headlamp, and curtains all have in common? They can all be used as a reasonable accommodation in the workplace. But wait — how can that...

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01 Oct

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021 — An Interview with JAN’s Anne Hirsh on Disability Inclusion and Supporting Employers and Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM 2021). This year’s theme “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion” focuses on the importance of ensuring employment participation of people with disabilities in...

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18 May

Dealing with Stress in the Workplace, Part 2

Everyone deals with stress at work — whether experienced at an onsite setting or while working remotely. Whether it is starting a new job, undertaking a new project, or just...

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06 May

A JAN Interview with Marty Exline from the Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP)

Assistive technology (AT) is often an important component to successful employment outcomes for people with disabilities. Whether low tech or high tech, at JAN we are often sharing information with...

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20 Apr

FAQ: COVID-19 Vaccination and the Americans with Disabilities Act

The availability of authorized COVID-19 vaccines offers hope that America is on the path toward pandemic recovery. Employers are doing their part to boost this recovery by implementing strategies for...

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11 Mar

Long COVID and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Some individuals who had COVID-19 are experiencing ongoing effects or lingering symptoms for months afterward.  The scientific name for this medical condition is Post-acute COVID-19 Syndrome or Long COVID.  If...

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09 Mar

Accommodating Employees with COVID-19 or Long COVID

Employers across the United States are receiving accommodation requests from employees who currently have COVID-19 or who have recovered from COVID-19 but have long-term effects. As a result, JAN receives...

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19 Feb

Requesting and Negotiating Accommodations During the Pandemic

Many employees with disabilities are encountering a need for new accommodations during the COVID-19 pandemic.  For example, employees may now have greater health risks and require more protection.  Employees with...

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18 Feb

A Conversation with Julia Martensson of Specialisterne

JAN consultant Melanie Whetzel had the opportunity to interview Julia Martensson, Senior Talent Acquisition Manager of Specialisterne, to find out more about the company and its role in promoting workplace...

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21 Jan

The Wonders of Winter – Accommodation Options for Cold Weather

With the holiday season over, the wonders of winter are now in full swing. The cold weather that winter brings will cause challenges for everyone. But, people with disabilities can...

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02 Dec

New JAN Training Module and Videos Regarding Disability Disclosure!

In the many years I’ve worked at the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), one of the issues that has consistently come up when talking to individuals with disabilities is whether to...

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03 Aug

Accommodation Strategies for Returning to Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In order to keep businesses operating in a COVID-19 pandemic world, employers and employees are finding innovative, creative, and productive ways to continue to do work. Many employers are abandoning...

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16 Jul

Reflections on the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

For our July blog, JAN team members were asked to reflect on what the ADA means to them, either professionally or personally (or both).

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30 Mar

Coronavirus (COVID-19), Stress, and Mental Health Conditions

During these unprecedented times there is a lot of confusion and uncertainty about the coronavirus. The unknown of how we may each be impacted, added to the stressors of work,...

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23 Mar

The ADA and Managing Reasonable Accommodation Requests from Employees with Disabilities in Response to COVID-19

Employers all over the country are responding to the COVID-19, or coronavirus, situation in unprecedented ways in an effort to be part of the solution to reduce the spread of...

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19 Feb

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at 30 – A Piece of JAN History

As many of you know, the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is located at West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown, WV. While well known for our sports teams and sometimes-overzealous student...

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06 Feb

Syncope: Understanding What It Is and How to Accommodate It

I recently got back from presenting on workplace accommodations at a national safety conference. One common issue that came up repeatedly were instances when employees, both those with and without...

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13 Nov

Screen Reader Troubleshooting

You’ve asked your employer for a screen reader and engaged in the interactive process. Now, your screen reading program is here and ready to use! Be aware, the software does...

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07 Nov

Accommodating Distracting Work Spaces

Maybe your desk is in the middle of a new open-floor office space your employer decided to lease. Maybe your colleagues are a bit too talkative throughout the day, or...

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29 Oct

A Practical Approach to Emergency Evacuation for Wheelchair Users

Serving on the motor team for 8 years, one issue that comes up time after time is emergency evacuation plans for an employee who uses a wheelchair. Whether it’s part...

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