At Getting Hired, we support all job seekers with disabilities in finding a job in the United States. Every day, our dedicated Account Management team helps our inclusive employers build diverse workforces.
There are 1 in 5 individuals that have a disability within the United States with 3.5 million veteran’s ages 21-64 reporting having a disability. At Getting Hired, we are often asked by job seekers if they qualify as having a disability because they’d like to leverage our website as a career resource.
Due to this frequently asked question, we created this blog to help you understand if you qualify to be a Getting Hired job seeker.
How is having a disability defined at Getting Hired?
It’s important for job seekers to know that Getting Hired follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) definition of a disability and in the context of the ADA, "disability" is a legal term and not a medical one.
By definition, the ADA states an individual with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity.
What disabilities are included in the ADA?
To help provide additional context, we recapped a list identified by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN). It’s important to note, this list does not include all disabilities and is just meant to be a guide due to frequently asked questions about our website.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)/Lou Gehrig’s Disease
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Auditory Processing Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Cognitive Impairment (Intellectual)
Color Vision Deficiency (Color Blind)
Deafness or Hard of Hearing
Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
Mental Health Impairments
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Sickle Cell Anemia
Spinal Cord Injuries
If you do not see your disability on this list, please contact our team as we’d be happy to clarify any questions and grow our list of disabilities to help other job seekers.
I have a disability, now what?
If you’re looking for a career, create an account on our website to begin your job search with our 150+ inclusive employers who are currently hiring nationwide.
If you already have a job and are looking for reasonable accommodation information, our partner Job Accommodation Network, has a great overview of accommodations by disability if you’re looking for guidance.
For more information in understanding if you have a disability, please feel free to reach out to our team at anytime!