Title:Negotiating for the future: accessing workplace accommodations.
Corporate Author: Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities
Subject:Disabilities – physical, mental – employment, sheltered industries|split|Disabilities – physical, mental – programs, services|split|Employment – general
Publisher:Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2006
Negotiating for the Future: Accessing Workplace Accommodations emphasizes the importance of full participation, equity, and accessibility in the workplace. The curriculum, which builds on the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission publications Duty to Accommodate (2002) and Duty to Accommodate Students with Disabilities in Post-secondary Education (2004), emphasizes the importance of acknowledging the positions of both parties when negotiating for workplace accommodations.
We had two goals in mind as we developed this curriculum: to improve access to workplace accommodations and to enhance the relationships we foster when we seek support for our workplace endeavours. These goals are accomplished by enhancing the participants’
Understanding of workplace accommodations and related human right legislation
Understanding of the personal and social factors that affect our ability to negotiate for accommodations
Ability to successfully negotiate for accommodations that will meet our needs
Ability to build strong and effective relationships with employers or prospective employers
Understanding of the role that others play in providing/arranging for accommodations (e.g., employers, office managers, human resources personnel, union representatives, occupational health nurses, etc.)
When you use this curriculum, ACCD believes you are taking positive steps in creating an equitable society for persons with disabilities. We would enjoy hearing about your experience with the workshop or with the independent-study component. Our contact information is included on the previous page.