Communicate with Employees
This tip sheet, provided by DeafTEC at the Rochester Institute of Technology, is from the ACE It! series on acing conversations with potential employers by knowing how to advocate for students, inform the employer how to effectively communicate with employees with disabilities, and educate the employer about workplace accommodations. This tip sheet provides educators with guidance on how to communicate with employers. Communication is a top concern for employers when hiring people with disabilities. Let employers know that communicating with an employee with a disability need not be awkward, uncomfortable, or intimidating, because it's really not that different from communication with anyone else. Simple tips and specific strategies are provided. Links to additional resources are also included.