How can a sponsor know if an apprentice or applicant has a disability and should, therefore, be counted as an individual with a disability in its workforce analysis?

Equal Employment Opportunity

The identification of individuals within the apprenticeship workforce that have a disability is done through voluntary self-identification, and the sponsor should not attempt to identify individuals with disabilities who do not self-identify.  If an apprentice has an obvious visible physical disability (i.e., someone is blind or missing a limb), or if an apprentice requests a reasonable accommodation, a sponsor may include that person as an individual with a disability within its workforce analysis.  Otherwise, a sponsor should be relying only on self-identification as the method for capturing disability status within its apprenticeship workforce. 

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