Nov 30, 2019 - 04:46 PM
For example, if you need to be able to eat regular snacks at your desk because it helps you manage your diabetes, then this is something you can mention and come to a mutual understanding with the employer before you begin working. If you have an obvious disability, such as difficulty in walking, then it is best to bring that up with an employer and address how it will or will not affect your ability to do your job.
"By addressing it head on, you remove any potential awkwardness and you allow everyone to focus on how awesome you are as a candidate," says Lauren Hamer, who has cerebral palsy. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers are not required to provide accommodations if they don't know about your disability, so this also needs to be something you consider.