HLAA Webinar: The Job Accommodation Network (JAN): Your Partner in Employment

February 08, 2022



This webinar continued a series by HLAA’s Task Force on Employment. The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert and confidential guidance on job accommodations and disability employment issues. Serving customers across the United States and around the world for more than 35 years, JAN provides free one-on-one practical guidance and technical assistance on job accommodation solutions, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities. In this session, Teresa Goddard, JAN’s lead sensory consultant, addressed the following questions:

  • What is JAN?
  • What resources are available from JAN (website, handouts, consultation, etc.)?
  • How can JAN help people with hearing loss who are looking for work?
  • How can JAN help people with hearing loss who are currently working (e.g., stay employed, increase performance, decrease stress/isolation, etc.)?
  • How can JAN help HR professionals and employers (e.g., finding accommodations, training, etc.)?

Note: The views expressed in this webinar do not imply an endorsement or recommendation by HLAA.


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Teresa Goddard

Sensory Team Lead Consultant, Job Accommodation Network

Teresa Goddard joined the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) staff as a program assistant in March 2008, joined the JAN Motor Team as a consultant in August 2008 and then transitioned to JAN’s Sensory Team. Teresa now provides expert level consultation and team leadership as a lead consultant on JAN’s Sensory Team.... Read More >

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David Baldridge, BGS, MBA, Ph.D.

Professor, Oregon State University

David Baldridge, Ph.D., is a deafened, cochlear implant user. Dr. Baldridge is a long-time HLAA member, and a member of the HLAA Task Force on Employment. He is a Toomey Faculty Fellow and professor of management at Oregon State University. He has researched the workplace experiences of people with hearing... Read More >

Kelley Tremblay

Kelly Tremblay, Ph.D.

Clinical Audiologist, Tenured Professor

Kelly Tremblay, Ph.D., has a 30-year history of serving and advocating for people with hearing loss as a clinical audiologist and tenured professor. In addition to being a member of the HLAA Board of Directors, she leads the HLAA Task Force on Employment. Dr. Tremblay retired from the University of Washington... Read More >