Thursday, September 21, 2017

From ADA compliance to universal design: Creating accessible training - HR DIVE

by Tess Taylor 
Originally published: September 19, 2017

It could be the person you just hired, or that intern you're hosting this season. Or it may be the long-term employee who always completes tasks on time, but keeps to himself, never drawing management's attention.; Chances are, you know someone with a disability.

How can employers make sure that learning and development teams reach workers with disabilities? And how how can companies ensure that training complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act's (ADA) accessibility mandates?

First, it's important to think about the various impairments that may affect an employee's ability to participate in learning programs. This can range from hearing and vision impairments to more "invisible" disabilities, like those affecting learning.