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Workplace Accomodations

Presentations Released - State of Science Conference on Employment of People with Disabilities

April 2014 — Presentations from the State of the Science Conference, sponsored by the University of New Hampshire, the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Evidence Based Practice in Vocational Rehabilitation (RRTC-EBP-VR) and the Kessler Foundation, are now available. Held April 8-9, 2014 in Bethesda, Maryland, the conference addressed employment disparities experienced by people with disabilities and presented research from three NIDRR-funded employment rehabilitation research and training centers.

Workplace Accommodations: Low Cost, High Impact

September 2013 — The Job Accommodations Network (JAN), a consulting service provided by the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), released a report outlining the results from their ongoing study on workplace accommodations implemented by employers who contacted JAN.  The report highlights that for most employers, workplace accommodations to “retain valued and qualified employees” could be implemented at no cost, while the average cost for other accommodations being around $500.

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