Interviewing People with Disabilities

The goal of the interviewing and hiring process is to identify individuals who have the best mix of skills and attributes for a particular job. Learn how to ensure that all qualified individuals can participate in this process by reviewing Opening Doors to All Candidates: Tips for Ensuring Access for Applicants with Disabilities. Other resources include:

Job Advertisements & Applications

For wording tips and samples of accessible online applications, check the following resources: 


To be a qualified job candidate, individuals with disabilities—like all other applicants—must have the necessary qualifications for the job (i.e., education, training, experience, skills, and/or licenses) and be able to perform the essential functions or duties of the job. Always remember this basic rule when interviewing candidates: Ask about their abilities, not their disabilities.