When you “disclose” something, it means you tell people. So one decision you need to make is how, when, and if you will disclose your disability.

When you disclose, or tell someone you have a disability, you must know how much to tell them about yourself. When discussing accommodations, you must decide what and how much of this sensitive information you need to share.

When you let someone know you have a disability, it allows you to get accommodations. As we were talking about, accommodations are changes your employer can make to help you do your job better. The Americans with Disabilities Act says that it’s illegal for an employer not to give you what you need to do your job well.

See these resources:

The Americans with Disabilities Act Questions and Answers

Facts About the Americans with Disabilities Act

JAN: For Individuals