Further Tools and Resources
Tools and Resources
Fact Sheet on Diabetes and Reasonable Accommodations (PDF)
This fact sheet answers frequently asked questions about reasonable accommodations and how to obtain them.
Sample Diabetes Accommodations Request Letter from Employee (PDF)
This letter may be used as a template to request accommodations. It must be adjusted and customized to your needs and circumstances.
Sample Diabetes Accommodations Request Letter from Health Care Professional (PDF)
This letter, modified from our article in Practical Diabetology, may be used as a template by your health care professional to request that you receive accommodations. It must be adjusted and customized to your needs and circumstances.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
JAN is a toll-free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations to assist in the hiring, retraining, retention, or advancement of persons with disabilities. JAN is a neutral service, providing assistance to both employers and employees.
If you employer would like help understanding how to provide accommodations, you can suggest that your employer contact JAN at 1-800-526-7234.
JAN publishes many tools for employees and employers to use in the accommodations negotiation process including:
- Employee’s Practical Guide to Requesting and Negotiating Reasonable Accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (PDF)
- Employers’ Practical Guide to Reasonable Accommodation Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (PDF)
- Fact Sheet Series: Ideas for Writing an Accommodations Request Letter
- Fact Sheet Series: Job Accommodations for People with Diabetes (Word)
- Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employees with Diabetes
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
The EEOC provides materials and assistance to individuals and employers regarding rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The following documents provide detailed information on accommodations and medical inquiries:
- Questions and Answers About Diabetes in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Small Employers And Reasonable Accommodation
- Enforcement Guidance: Disability-Related Inquiries and Medical Examinations of Employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Questions and Answers: Enforcement Guidance on Disability-Related Inquiries and Medical Examinations of Employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Employment and Disability Institute at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations
The Employment and Disability Institute provides resources, training, and guidance for employees with disabilities and their employers.
In particular, its website Tips for Human Resource Professionals provides articles, checklists, a glossary, and links to useful disability resources to help Human Resource (HR) professionals in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).