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Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities, 3rd Edition by Daniel J. Ryan Ph.D.

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CHAPTER 13Accommodating Your Disability on the Job

To be successful in your job, you will need to have the appropriate tools to do your job effectively. You need to first determine what accommodations will be necessary. Then you will need to advocate putting them in place.

If your disability is readily apparent, it is quite possible that you discussed these issues with your new employer back when you were interviewed. If your disability cannot be easily discerned, and if you did not disclose it prior to being hired, you may need to approach your employer with the issue now.

Regardless of whether you have discussed this issue with your employer, hopefully you have given some thought to how you will be able to perform the essential functions of ...

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