Friday, April 29, 2011

Workplace Accomodations for Persons with Disabilities

Webinar Date: May 12, 2011 @ 2:00 PM Eastern - 60 minutes

Upcoming webinar will inform participants about workplace accommodations with a focus on non-visible disabilities, such as mental illness, learning disabilities, the accommodation process, and available resources.

Presenters: Anne E. Hirsch, Co-Director, Job Accommodation Network (JAN); Linda Yost, JAN Consultant

Moderator: Rande Chafkin, Senior Program Specialist for Disability Program Division of Adult Services, Employment and Training Administration

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability and show employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.
JAN’s consultants offer one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities. Assistance is available both over the phone and online. Those who can benefit from JAN’s services include the workforce investment, employers, government agencies, service providers, as well as people with disabilities and their families.

Whether hiring a person with a disability or if an employee becomes disabled, it makes good business sense to provide a workplace accommodation to retain a qualified employee and reduce staff turnover.
Most accommodations are simple, no or low-cost; there are sometimes tax credits and other incentives for employers to make workplace accommodations for persons with disabilities.

During the Webinar, JAN staff will discuss its web site, highlighting useful resources for the One-Stop Career Center system. There will also be a demonstration of JAN’s services via an “Ask JAN” session.
Learn practical solutions to ensure workplace success.

A podcast interview will provide follow-up to this Webinar.

To Register; must register in Workforce3one first

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