It is your personal decision whether to tell staff about your disability. There may be advantages and disadvantages so you need to decide what is best for you. Under the ADA, Career Centers can ask if you have a disability to determine if you are eligible for certain services. However, disclosing your disability and information about it, is strictly voluntary. Disclosing your disability can have some real benefits. By doing so, you can receive the accommodations and assistance you need to fully benefit from the services of the Career Center. By disclosing, you may also become eligible for special programs available for people with disabilities.
For More Information Regarding Disclosure:
DISABILITY DISCLOSURE AND INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES- JOB ACCOMMODATION NETWORK
THE 411 ON DISABILITY DISCLOSURE: A WORKBOOK FOR YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES
This guide is designed for youth and adults working with them to learn about disability disclosure. This workbook helps young people make informed decisions about whether or not to disclose their disability and understand how that decision may impact their education, employment, and social lives.
DECIDING WHEN TO DISCLOSE YOUR DISABILITY – AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND
To disclose or not to disclose? This is a question every person with a disability eventually asks. Should I tell someone in advance of an interview that I am blind or have low vision? There is no easy answer. There is no right or wrong answer. It is a matter of personal preference. In other words, only you can decide! http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=7&TopicID=209&SubTopicID=61&DocumentID=2184