Resource Spotlight: Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on job accommodations and disability employment issues. Serving customers across the United States and around the world for more than 35 years, JAN provides free one-on-one practical guidance and technical assistance on job accommodation solutions, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities.

JAN provides free information and consulting services for individuals with all types of medical conditions. Services include information dissemination or one-on-one consultation on job accommodation solutions, the accommodation process, assistive technology and equipment product vendors, referral to other resources, and ADA compliance assistance. JAN services are available in a variety of ways, including the JAN on Demand feature, Live Chat , or telephone.

The following resources may be particularly useful to individuals who need job accommodations:

General Rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

How to Disclose a Disability and Request Accommodations in the Workplace

How to Negotiate Accommodations in the Workplace

Accommodation Ideas

COVID-19 Pandemic Resources

If You Believe Your Rights Are Being Violated


By Katie Fell
Katie Fell Assistant Director, Harvard College Still Deciding, Exploring, & Self-Assessment