Potential and Current Workers

Choosing Work

 

How do I figure out what kind of company I’d like to work for?

One thing to consider, when looking at what kind of company to look for is whether they are friendly to people with disabilities.  This is particularly important if you are planning to disclose your disability and/or ask for a reasonable accommodation. Disclosure is telling your employer about your disability, which they may not know about.  Sometimes people disclose because they prefer that the employer knows, and many times people disclose because they need an accommodation in order to have a level playing field at the workplace.  Accommodations are adjustments to the environment that may help overcome the effect of the disability and allow people to do the good work they are able to do.

Disability-friendly businesses are companies that are committed to hiring and accommodating people with disabilities.  Check out the USBLN Disability Equality Index for more information on disability-friendly businesses.
 
 

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