ADA Title I: Employment, Disclosure, and Reasonable Accommodation

Thursday – January 26, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. [Eastern Time]

Host: University of Kentucky Human Development Institute (HDI), Southeast ADA Center, Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University


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


  • Barry Whaley, Director – Southeast ADA Center

Session Format

  • We use Zoom for our virtual platform.
  • Audio is provided through the virtual platform or by phone.
  • Real-time captioning will be available during the session.
  • The session will be recorded for archival purposes.

Certificate of Participation

**To receive credit for a session:

  • You must be registered and complete the Post Test Eval.
  • Attendance will be verified.

NOTE: You do not have to attend all 10 sessions in this series to receive credit.

Contact for More Information

Southeast ADA Center
Phone: 404-541-9001