Posted on 09/19/2013 at 07:34 AM by Global Reach
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
By Pam Megill
I was doing research on the internet to locate a good resources for students and familes to assist with the transition from high school to adult services. I came across “JAN” - Job Accommodation Network There is a lot of information regarding the requirement employers have to accommodate a person who has a disability.
Web site: www.jan.wvu.edu
Phone: 800 –JAN-7234 (toll free)
JAN provides free, confidential technical assistance about job accommodations and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Practical Solutions – Workplace Success
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 shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.
JAN’s trusted 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 private employers of all sizes, government agencies, employee representatives, and service providers, as well as people with disabilities and their families.
JAN represents the most comprehensive job accommodation resource available. From Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurs, JAN has served customers across the United States and around the world for more than 25 years. Its consultants are thought leaders and innovators on disability employment issues, and all have earned at least one Master's degree in their specialized fields, ranging from rehabilitation counseling to education and engineering.