Plain-language resources

Included below are resources written for lay audiences. These resources are about the ACED project and, periodically, about accommodating and communicating about episodic disabilities more generally. The resources include infographics, lay summaries of completed research, and policy and practice briefs about the implications of the research findings.

Four logos representing different types of job demands addressed by the JDAPT: a heart (physical demands), a head (cognitive demands), a group of people (demands related to working with others), and an industrial building (demands related to working conditions).

A brief introduction to the JDAPT

Bilingual introduction to the Job Demands and Accommodation Planning Tool (JDAPT).


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Policy paper: Disclosure and working towards barrier-free recruitment

ACED partner Realize Canada recently published a policy paper on issues of equity in the hiring process, with the support of ACED practicum student Ayesha Khan. The paper, titled “Should I tell them? Working towards barrier-free recruitment in the Canadian labour market," describes issues around disclosure and how they may affect the hiring process for people with episodic disabilities. The policy paper also contains several policy recommendations.


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COVID-19 resources from the ACED partners

ACED has compiled a listing of partner organization's COVID-19-related resources aimed at informing and offering guidance to individuals with episodic conditions, as well as those who support them.


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At-a-glance: ACED first-phase findings

Prior to the formal start of the ACED five-year partnership, a team led by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) was funded to do exploratory work in preparation for full funding. During this “first phase” of ACED, team members interviewed people who could help them better understand the challenges and issues surrounding the accommodation of people with episodic disabilities. It identified seven key challenges.


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The ACED primer

What is ACED all about? This plain-language summary has the answers. It responds to seven questions about the project, making it a perfect handout for people being introduced to the ACED partnership.