Employers' Knowledge and Utilization of AccommodationsBy Unger, Darlene; Kregel, John; Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 5-15
Publication Date: 2003
Study conducted in which human resource professionals and supervisors in the same organizations were surveyed to determine their awareness of the vast array of workplace supports that could allow people with disabilities to better participate in the workforce. The Virginia Commonwealth University’s Charter Business Roundtable Human Resource Questionnaire and Supervisor Questionnaire were utilized in the investigation. The instrument consists of 48 items that are divided into the following five areas: (1) respondent demographics, (2) organizational characteristics and workplace culture, (3) disability awareness of employers, (4) Americans with Disabilities Act characteristics, and (5) employees with disabilities. A total of 48 businesses participated in the study. The findings indicated that employers have only limited awareness of workplace supports, and rely primarily on their own organizational resources to provide employees with disabilities with accommodations. Many of the employers, however, expressed confidence in their abilities to accommodate employees with disabilities.
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This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J45799