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The Promise of Telework

The National Conference of State Legislators' Report, The Promise of Telework, looks at the increase in telework because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of the resulting remote work policy changes for people with disabilities.

The move to telework presents challenges for many, but it also serves as an opportunity for key parts of the U.S. workforce. Considered a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), some people with disabilities have been teleworking for decades. Difficulty commuting and threats to workers ​with immune system disabilities as a result of virus and bacteria exposure, have long been considered work-related barriers, allowing qualifying employees to pursue remote work options. Not all people with disabilities need or want to work from home, or hold jobs that can be done remotely, but for some it can provide the flexibility they need to succeed on the job.

For more information, see the report, The Promise of Telework.