• Understand the requirements of the job to better understand the accommodations needed

  • Knowledge is power, find out what resources, AT and workplace accommodations are out there; develop resource networks

  • Individuals with a disability must be strong advocates for themselves; self reliance is absolutely critical

  • An employee who has a need for accommodation(s) must be direct and candid when dealing with their supervisor / employer

  • Peer support is a very commonly used strategy, and in many instances this was reported as essential for navigating red tape, gaining knowledge and as a primary source for support.

(Focus Groups)