ERIC Number: EJ1048458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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Reference Count: 20
Accommodation Requests: Who Is Asking for What?
Von Schrader, Sarah; Xu, Xu; Bruyère, Susanne M.
Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, v28 n4 p329-344 2014
Purpose: Workplace accommodations are central to improving employment outcomes for people with and without disabilities; this study presents national estimates comparing accommodation requests and receipt as reported by individuals with and without disabilities. Method: Estimates are developed from the May 2012 Current Population Survey Disability Supplement. Results: The findings highlight variability in accommodation requests by disability type and status. Accommodation request rates are also presented by occupation and industry groups. Conclusions: As employers voice concerns about the additional burden of employing individuals with disabilities under new regulatory requirements, our findings highlight that 95% of individuals requesting an accommodation were people without disabilities.
Descriptors: Employment Practices, Supported Employment, National Surveys, Disabilities, Occupational Surveys, Needs Assessment, Delivery Systems, Help Seeking, Cohort Analysis, Statistical Distributions, Industry
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