Disability Resources

We've put together this page for students and alumni who are pursuing a job or internship with a disability. Here, you'll find information and resources about self-advocacy, common terminology, and your rights as an individual.

Advocating for Yourself in the Workplace

This presentation is from the 3/9/2020 Disability Awareness Month event "Advocating For Yourself In the Workplace." It covers basic information about the Americans with Disabilities Act, how to assess your own needs prior to beginning your job search, how to evaluate position descriptions with a disability in mind, and how to ask for accommodations in the workplace. It includes click-through links to various resources.

Links & Resources

Job Accomodation Network (JAN): The leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Check out their Accommodation Search for reasonable accommodation ideas.

EEOC ADA Enforcement Guidance: This page from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission goes into great detail regarding the documenting, requesting, and enforcing of reasonable accommodations in the workplace.

Eckerd Student Employment: This page includes information about how to navigate student employment at Eckerd with a disability.

Eckerd Accessible Education Services: This links to Eckerd's Accessible Education Services housed in the Center for Academic Excellence.