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The JAN Academy will offer participants the opportunity to learn from JAN’s experience as the leading source of expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. The JAN Academy is designed for reasonable accommodation professionals responsible for developing and deploying reasonable accommodation policies and practices.
This year’s focus will be on three essential elements of disability inclusion – Disability Awareness, Accessible Website Tools, and the Interactive Process. The field of disability and employment is as dynamic as other fields. The language of disability changes with each new generation. During the first segment of the Academy, discussion with a young professional with a disability will center upon how young people with disabilities entering the world of work: identify as a person with a disability, disclose and request accommodations, and speak about disability in the workplace. The second segment will focus on website accessibility and how an access-for-all approach makes for a more productive workplace. An accessibility expert will educate human resource professionals on the basics of accessibility along with guidance about how to speak the language of Information Technology (IT) colleagues. In the final segment of the Academy, JAN in collaboration with the Disability:IN’s Inclusion Works Initiative will launch the new IT drawer of resources available within the JAN Accommodation Toolkit. JAN representatives will also show the two latest additions to the series of Toolkit training videos featuring the interactive dialogue. And finally, JAN representatives will preview accommodation technology solution videos from a new JAN video series. This new series depicts various assistive technologies and their use as productivity tools in the workplace.
Participants will receive HRCI CEU Credits for the Academy.
After participating in the JAN Academy, attendees will be able to:
1. Understand the changes in disability language and etiquette young people with disabilities are bringing to the workplace
2. Compare and contrast their company’s interactive accommodation process with those featured in JAN’s latest scenario-based training videos
3. Learn accessibility language and processes for ensuring their company’s website is accessible to all
4. Learn how accommodation-related technologies are used to increase productivity
Note: Separate Registration Required