Disability in the workplace: Asking for accommodations

Session announcement of Jennifer Dust in DDI Camp

As a disabled person in the workplace it can be overwhelming sometimes to ask for even the smallest accommodation. Since becoming disabled I’ve had to unlearn a lot with regards to my own feelings of asking for help, there have been so many times where I didn’t feel I was ‘bad enough’ to warrant getting accommodations & if I’m honest it’s been years and I still struggle with this. I didn’t know how to ask for things that would make my working life better or the options I had when it came to getting the support I needed.

In this session I want to share the things I’ve learned so that other people will feel empowered to reach out and get the assistance they need.