ADA Title I: Employment, Disclosure, and Reasonable Accommodation

Event Date/Time: 

Thursday, January 26th, 2023
10:00 AM EST - 11:00 AM EST


Online via Zoom Webinar or phone


Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guarantees reasonable accommodation to ensure equality in the workplace. Often, employees, employers, and/or professionals are unsure of their respective roles in disability disclosure and reasonable accommodation.

Often, when employers hear the word “disability” they become concerned with cost and legal liability. Frequently, employers do not understand that they also have rights under ADA. Employees often do not know that they have responsibilities in disclosing disability and the need for accommodation.

This presentation will discuss what disclosure and reasonable accommodation. We will address some of these questions.

  • What is disclosure?
  • Are people obligated to disclose a disability?
  • When is the “right time” to disclose a need for accommodation to an employer?
  • What are the concerns people have when they disclose a disability?
  • What is a reasonable accommodation?
  • When is an accommodation unreasonable?”
  • How does an employee request accommodation?
  • What is the role of the employment specialist in disclosure and reasonable accommodation?
  • What can be done to ensure that the process is respectful of the employee with a disability?
  • What are the responsibilities of the employer?

Participants will come away with an understanding of how to ensure that job seekers and employees are treated in an ethical, valued, and courteous way when disclosing disability and the need for accommodation.

About 4th Thursday ADA Talks

This is the first of ten 60-min webinars in the 4th Thursday ADA Talks Series 2023 that runs from January to October.  You can register for all or your choice of webinars.

General Accommodations: 

Open or Closed Captions
Materials Available in Alternate Formats

From the Sponsor: 

Region 4 - Southeast ADA Center


Business, Employer, People with Disabilities, State and Local Government, ADA Coordinator, Consumer Advocate, Family Member of Person With Disability, Federal or Non-Federal Partner, Service Provider


Employment (ADA Title I), General ADA Information, Other Laws, ADA Center Information, Effective Communication, Non-Discrimination, Reasonable Accommodation






$ 0.00

Registration Deadline: 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Other Sponsor: 

University of Kentucky Human Development Institute (HDI)