When is the best time to disclose a disability to a prospective employer?
Disclosure of a disability is a personal choice. In a job interview, employers may inquire only about the prospective employee's ability to perform essential job functions. However, some individuals with obvious disabilities prefer to address the issue in the job interview to assure the potential employer of their ability to complete job functions. A request for a job accommodation can be made after the job is offered.
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