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Disability Self-assessment Checklist for Businesses

This self-assessment tool for companies includes questions which are intended as an aid in assessing an organization's ability to accommodate employees and trainees with disabilities. Questions will be helpful information for prospective applicants as well for employer internal monitoring purposes.

Independent Living Institute, Johanneshov, Sweden

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Posted by: Qussai on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 3:16 a.m.

The checklist covers different types of disabilities. I think it should also include a question about the presence of accessible signs.

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Posted by: neverma6 on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 3:44 p.m.

I would agree about the need for a question about accessible/alternative signage for people with disabilities. I would also include in the 'air quality' question something about temperature and the options for adapting it for personal needs. I would also include a question about safety precautions (grab bars in restrooms, handrails along walls, well-marked steps and curbs in and around the building, etc.).

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Disability is part of the natural diversity of human life. It touches all of us, whether through our own individual experience or that of a family member, neighbor, friend or colleague. As such, we all have a role in—and benefit to gain from—advancing equality for people with disabilities in all sectors of society, including the workplace. 

Assistant Secretary Kathy Martinez, Office of Disability Employment Policy