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Accessible Communications in the Workplace

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Communications in the workplace occur at various times and in various ways. Being intentional to communicate in an inclusive and accessible way ensures information is conveyed effectively to all employees. This includes focusing on what needs to be shared and the best way to share it. These resources offer general tips for effective communications, including ways to deliver information in an accessible format for employees who are deaf and hard of hearing, blind and low vision, or have intellectual disabilities. Some things to consider include:

•    Make accessibility a priority when creating new communications and materials,
•    Remember that communication needs vary from employee to employee, and
•    Make it easy for an employee to ask for help by including an easy-to-find reasonable accommodation statement on all communication materials.


Fact Sheet: Communication Tips – Blind/Low Vision (PDF)

Fact Sheet: Communication Tips – Deaf/Hard of Hearing (PDF)

Fact Sheet: Communication Tips – Intellectual Disability (PDF)


Communication Best Practices with Employees with Disabilities (PDF)

Ten Tips for Effective Communication with People with Disabilities (PDF)