Disclosing a Disability & Requesting Accommodations

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and access to state and local government’ programs and services. By law the ADA requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations unless accommodations require undue hardship on the operation of the employer’s business. If you require accommodations from an employer, it is your responsibility to communicate your needs – accommodations can be requested at any time during the application process or as an employee. See below for resources for disclosing your disability and requesting an accommodations from an employer.